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Old 10-26-2002, 04:16 AM   #1
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Write access problems


Hello, I've finally reset my linux box, got my computer sorted and GOD it's good to see linux again!!!

Anyway, I'm still a newbie tho, and I've got a little problem running 2 apps, one is GAIM and the other one is the TV Card integrated soft, they only ryn if I'm logged on as root, what can I do?

Thanks

PS: remember, I'm a so please be clear and precise...
 
Old 10-26-2002, 11:29 AM   #2
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It would help if you specify the error message you receive when trying to run for example "gaim".

Write "gaim" in the terminal and then post the message here.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 04:20 PM   #3
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this is what it says when I'm logged in as normal user, but I'm logged as root then it's fine... thx

seb@Sn3bb3R:~> gaim

Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkstyle.c: line 341 (gtk_style_copy): assertion `style != NULL' failed.
Gaim has segfaulted and attempted to dump a core file.
This is a bug in the software and has happened through
no fault of your own.

It is possible that this bug is already fixed in CVS.
You can get a tarball of CVS from the Gaim website, at
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/gaim-CVS.tar.gz.

If you are already using CVS, or can reproduce the crash
using the CVS version, please notify the gaim maintainers
by reporting a bug at
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/bug.php3

Please make sure to specify what you were doing at the time,
and post the backtrace from the core file. If you do not know
how to get the backtrace, please get instructions at
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/gdb.php. If you need further
assistance, please IM either RobFlynn or SeanEgn and
they can help you.
Aborted
seb@Sn3bb3R:~>
 
Old 10-26-2002, 05:21 PM   #4
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Have you checked that you have the latest version?
 
Old 10-26-2002, 06:10 PM   #5
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errrr.... not really, I just went on the web site and click on "download", and it was the one at the top of the list.

Anyway, it's just that it works fine when I'm logged as root, this is what I don't understand... Isn't there a way I can give my user login the writes for that?

Sorry I forgot to say that it does load up the app, but when I want to login and it checks the password it gives the error message.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 05:33 AM   #6
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When looking at the error you receive it seems there is no write-permission error. As it says in the error message it's actually a bug.

I actually download the source myself, compiled it and ran it and it seemed to work for me...

Last edited by Ztyx; 10-27-2002 at 05:34 AM.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 10:39 AM   #7
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yeah I know there's no right error, but how come it works when I'm logged as root then?

Anyway, what did you do to make it work?

Thx
 
Old 10-27-2002, 11:17 AM   #8
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I just downloaded the file:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...-0.59.5.tar.gz

Uncompressed it:
tar xzvf gaim-0.59.5.tar.gz

Entered the created directory (cd gaim-XXXXXX).
The executed the following commands:
./configure
make
cd src
./gaim
 
  


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