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dowkeith

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thousands of error messages
« on: November 16, 2007, 04:02:14 AM »
I am a newbie running Ubuntu Linux. When I run a scan, I get so many error messages -- hundreds of screens at 16 lines each -- that the scan seems worthless. The messages fall into three categories: (1) permission denied, (2) operation not permitted and (3) no such device. A few say input-output error. I see others are having similar problems. Is this something common with Linux, and what can I do about it?

dowkeith

vendion

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Re: thousands of error messages
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 03:57:05 PM »
You need to run Avast as root to avoid most of those errors, I don't know if that has anything to do with the "no such device" error

To do that you can do ether one of the two in the command line:
1. at the command line type the following
su
avast options

(you may want to update avast so before you run avast you should run avast-update)

2. sudo avast options

(Same as before you may want to run sudo avast-update before you run avast)

Replace options with the arguments and options you want, to see a list of options run avast -h (or avast --help I don't remember)

I don't know what you  need to do in order to get avast to run with root permissions in Ubuntu, I'm hoping one of the *buntu users here will step in and give you this part.

dowkeith

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Re: thousands of error messages
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 02:58:59 AM »
Thanks, Vendion. That is at least a start.

vendion

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Re: thousands of error messages
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 04:12:18 PM »
No problem, glad to help out