[visit-developers] Crash on Mac ... hoping for pity from a network expert

Hank Childs hankchilds at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 17 10:48:22 EDT 2008

I know that I used to be an admin.  However, for reasons I won't bore everyone with, I am now suspecting that my admin account was removed about a month ago.  Good call.  (I cannot do an "sudo -s".)


--- On Fri, 10/17/08, Sean Ahern <ahern at ornl.gov> wrote:

> From: Sean Ahern <ahern at ornl.gov>
> Subject: Re: [visit-developers] Crash on Mac ... hoping for pity from a network expert
> To: hankchilds at yahoo.com
> Cc: visit-developers at ornl.gov
> Date: Friday, October 17, 2008, 7:41 AM
> Hank Childs wrote:
> > Good suggestion.  Interestingly, my laptop won't
> let me do it:
> > 
> > (captive-wireless-250-136) childs3 % sudo hostname
> localhost
> > Password:
> > Sorry, user childs3 is not allowed to execute
> '/bin/hostname localhost' as root on
> captive-wireless-250-136.ncsa.uiuc.edu.
> Sounds like you don't have root access.  I'm
> guessing that "sudo -s" 
> fails similarly.
> You need to find a way to get an adminstrator shell on the
> laptop to 
> make this happen.  I'm guessing you're not an
> "admin" user on the mac? 
> The "Accounts" preference pane under "System
> Preferences" should have 
> "Allow user to administer this computer" checked.
> -Sean
> __
> Sean Ahern
> Oak Ridge National Laboratory
> AIM: ornlsean
> 865-241-3748

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