Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I am horrible at Linux. I believe this makes me a n00b. I'm disturbed that I know enough to be proud I can self identify as a n00b. Today, I typed in some sudo thing that I wasn't 100% certain what it does, but it was the end of a chain that involved installing unixODBC, which required qt, which required an appropriate compiled (gcc-g++), which required yast, which then reported an error that required said sudo-ing. After trying a password (despite having root access) my VM told me, "******* is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported."

Ooooooooo....who are they going to report me to for fuddling with the SLES VM? Maybe they'll send a VP down to yell at me.


Bill Roehl said...

It's just the default error. I don't even know if that goes anywhere important except maybe a long ass log file somewhere.

I'm still a n00b with Linux and I've been using it for 15 years.

Alex said...

I get the feeling Linux was invented so that uber geeks can have something to hold over the heads of regular geeks