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    Default Supervisor privileges?

    Hi

    Please be patient with me. I am a total newbie, and have just spent 2 days getting OpenSuse 11.4 installed on a laptop. It works, I can run Firefox, You Tube vids etc etc.

    Ok, so far so good, but the only way to hook up to the internet is via a hardwire to the router. I am trying to get a wireless link (my desktop pc still runs Vista).

    When I try lspci -vnn

    I get

    Absolute path to 'lspci' is '/sbin/lspci', so running it may require supervisor privileges (eg root).

    Having just installed the OS, and as I don't recall setting anything except the login that I am currently using to open the OS....how do I get around this?

    If someone is kind enough to reply, please bear with me, I am just getting used to Linux technology so please try and keep things simple.

    Many thanks

    Rob G

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    Default Re: Supervisor privileges?

    I am a dipstick...I just had to type the path in...

    Found the wireless spec:

    Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    Subsystem Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection [8086:1001]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 40
    Memory at d0100000 (32 bit non prefetchable ) [size 4k]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel driver in use: iwl3945

    So...where do I go from here...

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    Default Re: Supervisor privileges?

    On 06/10/2011 01:06 PM, Wibblywobbly wrote:
    >
    > I am a dipstick...I just had to type the path in...


    -=WELCOME=- new poster...welcome to openSUSE and our forum...i predict
    you are gonna like both!

    NO! you are not a dipstick! you are (so far) smart enough to install and
    even get some stuff to work by _reading_ and following directions...so,
    i have GREAT hope for you..

    the 'trick' of supervisor/super user/administrator/root privileges is to
    *always* log into Gnome, KDE or whatever you are using as a window
    manager and then "become root" though one of the approved methods (use a
    root powered application like YaST, or launch (say) a root powered file
    manager, or or or...

    lots and lots on that already written and hopefully understandable, read
    around http://tinyurl.com/DD-on-Root and follow the trails therein..


    >
    > Found the wireless spec:
    >
    > Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
    > [8086:4222] (rev 02)
    > Subsystem Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network
    > Connection [8086:1001]
    > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 40
    > Memory at d0100000 (32 bit non prefetchable ) [size 4k]
    > Capabilities:<access denied>
    > Kernel driver in use: iwl3945
    >
    > So...where do I go from here...


    ok, so the 'trick' of these forums is to catch the attention of someone
    who knows something about how to solve your problem....do to that it is
    best to post to the "correct" forum (which is not always clear which is
    "correct" but in this case i vote for the wireless forum, here:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...here/wireless/

    BUT, before you post your problem have a good look at the three stickies
    at the top of that forum page....they are filled with good ideas and
    hints on how to get yourself to smile...

    and, there is some good stuff in the documentation, like at:
    http://doc.opensuse.org/products/ope...less.wlan.html

    now, you are not alone in this....have a look at what is available and
    don't give up when all the NEW STUFF begins to overwhelm....just ask, we
    LOVE to help folks willing to try to help themselves..

    i'd suggest your next post be to the wireless forum with something like
    "Intel wireless 3945ABG won't connect" and a brief of how new you are
    and what you have tried which hasn't worked, yet....OH! one of those
    stickies has a good hint on the kind of stuff the wireless gurus will
    need from you to fix you up---give it to them in your first post and you
    will gather more willing to help.

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