I have successfully installed cedet and ecb.  Now, I can't access the mini-buffer.  It's says disabled.  Why is this? 

I can't do M-x ecb-activate, ecb-minor-mode, ecb-show-help, ecb-byte-compile.

I have in my .emacs:

(require 'ecb-autoloads).

I am running emacs 21.4.1 and Fedora 6.

thanks,
russ