View Full Version : [ubuntu] Non executable memory error

April 1st, 2011, 09:58 AM
Hi forum, I'm new to Ubuntu so be gentle, I have decided to load the OS on a old HP Compaq DX2000 MT to see if its for me before putting it on my main machine.

I loaded Ubuntu version 10.10 last night everything was fine except I could not get my wireless adapter to work, I decided to connect via ethernet to get the latest updates and drivers.

After the updates and restart I now get the non executable memory error. when I enter
/usr/bin/check-bios-nx --verbose

I am told I have NX capabilities and should go to the bios and enable it. There is nothing in
the bios to enable as far as I can see. So I enter the command

sudo rm /etc/update-motd.d/20-cpu-checker

I get a return stating command not found, what am I doing wrong ?


April 1st, 2011, 11:27 AM
Here's a thought in the copied command : sudo rm /etc/update-motd.d/20-cpu-checker
should the forward slashes be back slashes ?


April 1st, 2011, 11:38 AM
No, you are writing it correctly. Backslashes are only used in an inferior operative system.

Have you tried running a full memory test on the machine?

April 1st, 2011, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the reply, at lunch time I will try the command again and if I have no luck I will use the memory test option and post the results.

Thanks for those handy PDF links on your post.

I have been using http://books.google.com/books?id=kHLlJzI6L20C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=true

The more information the better.