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Author Topic: [SOLVED] irssi not working?  (Read 2470 times)

s3kt0r

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[SOLVED] irssi not working?
« on: March 10, 2009, 09:52:26 pm »

latest irssi version (from repo), vl 6.0.

I try to run it as I normally would, it happens nothing. If pass on --help, it displays help. Otherwise, nothing.
Tried to run it with sudo and it echoes:
"Sorry, user s3kt0r is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/irssi' as root on laptop-vector.linux.net."

Any help would be appreciated. Should I go and compile it myself?
« Last Edit: March 10, 2009, 11:27:07 pm by s3kt0r »
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bigpaws

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Re: irssi not working?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 10:12:40 pm »

The error is that you should be logged in as a user not as root.

Setup a normal user and give it a try.

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s3kt0r

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Re: irssi not working?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 10:37:11 pm »

Thanks for helping out.

Do you mean logged in the x session? gdm login? I'm logged in as a normal account, could it be that I checked the wheel box at the time of install on my user?
Even so, it shouldn't be a problem. I rebooted, because I thought I would give it a try, after installing, no luck.
Even tried with aterm. No luck again. Didn't try to compile it myself though.
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bigpaws

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Re: irssi not working?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 11:09:00 pm »

It is possible that it is a bad build.

Using wheel just gives you access to some other processes but
does not make you root.

You can try to build it yourself.

Bigpaws
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s3kt0r

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Re: [SOLVED] irssi not working?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 11:29:03 pm »

Yeah, the repo build is no good for me. A quick 3-step compile from source solved it. I now have irssi working perfectly.

Thanks bigpaws, another problem solved eh.
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rbistolfi

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Re: [SOLVED] irssi not working?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 01:29:27 pm »

It doesn't work here also :(
I will address a rebuild for it.
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