<118>sysctl: unknown oid 'sysctl compat.linux.osrelease' at line 11: No such file or directory
rkoberman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 17:31:39 UTC 2015
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 4:52 AM, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bris.ac.uk>
> I'm still trying to figure out why flash
> wouldn't work on this particular laptop.
> I see this error/warning:
> $ sysctl -a | grep "compat.linux.os"
> <118>sysctl: unknown oid 'sysctl compat.linux.osrelease' at line 11: No
> such file or directory
> compat.linux.osname: Linux
> compat.linux.osrelease: 2.6.18
> compat.linux.oss_version: 198144
> I don't understand what it means.
Boy, has this one run WAY off the rails.
After the first response, the relevant part of the report was elided from
the thread and I think everyone has missed it.
It looks to me like it has nothing to do with whether the module is loaded
(it is) and everything to do with how people see what they expect and not
what is really there.
The error message is telling you that the OID "sysctl
compat.linux.osrelease" is unknown, as it should as OIDs may not contain
spaces. The real question is why "sysctl -a" is trying to execute "sysctl
'sysctl compat.linux.osrelease'" or some shell specific equivalent. Is
"sysctl" aliased to a script or something like it? What do you get for the
output of "sysctl -a > somefile"?
Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at gmail.com
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