Some Linux confusions this morning. I'd installed
Fedora Core 4
RedHat 9 on one of my home machines
the other day, and all had seemed to go well. However, when I booted the relevant machine
this morning, I could get in past the graphical login ("Can't start session due to some internal error").
Following a tip or two
here, I tried booting from a
rescue CD and running
yum remove gdm.
This did seem to fix the graphical login problem, so I could log in as a normal user, but then I discovered
that I couldn't run
su ("Cannot execute /bin/bash: Permission denied"). Given that I'm playing
with kernel development, I really need to be superuser.
There seemed to be a variety of advice out there as to what might fix it, so I went back to booting from the
rescue CD and blew away
/etc/selinux/config to run in permissive mode. One of those fixed things; not sure which, but I
strongly suspect the latter.
So I guess I'm still not sure that Linux is ready for the great unwashed masses yet . . .