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Old 11-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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**** skins and icons help *****


hey guys... i reinstalled redhat and im trying to install some skins for xmms and
when i try to get access to that folder i cant..
i dont know why im always having problems with permissions.. can someone please
explain to me what im doing wrong?

heres what it says...

[joe@localhost Skins]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost root]# cd skins
-bash: cd: skins: No such file or directory
[root@localhost root]# cd Skins
-bash: cd: Skins: No such file or directory
[root@localhost root]# cd..
-bash: cd..: command not found
[root@localhost root]# cd.
-bash: cd.: command not found
[root@localhost root]# cd
[root@localhost root]# ls -l file:/usr/share/xmms/Skins
ls: file:/usr/share/xmms/Skins: No such file or directory
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /usr/share/xmms/Skins
total 3008
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 180936 Jan 11 2000 AbsoluteE_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 158027 Jan 11 2000 arctic_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 162113 Jan 11 2000 blackstar.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40402 Jan 11 2000 BlackXMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 90827 Feb 26 2003 Bluecurve-xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 173450 Jan 26 2000 blueHeart-xmms-20.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 119833 Jan 11 2000 BlueIce.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 132615 Jan 11 2000 BlueSteel.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 139919 Jan 11 2000 BrushedMetal_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 185873 Jan 26 2000 chaos_XMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 143011 Jan 26 2000 ColderXMMS.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 80520 Jan 11 2000 Covenant.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 120125 Jan 11 2000 Cyrus-XMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39798 Feb 3 2000 detone_blue.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 61339 Feb 3 2000 detone_green.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 75034 Jan 26 2000 fyre.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24042 Feb 23 2000 GTK+.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 115033 Jan 11 2000 Inverse.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 158246 Jan 26 2000 Marble.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58718 Jan 11 2000 Panic.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 34656 Feb 3 2000 sinistar.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24323 Jan 26 2000 titanium.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 81474 Jan 11 2000 Ultrafina-pw.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124629 Jan 11 2000 UltrafinaSE.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 79859 Jan 11 2000 Ultrafina.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62303 Jan 11 2000 Vulcan.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12891 Feb 23 2000 XawMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58600 Jan 11 2000 xmms-256.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63412 Feb 3 2000 XMMS-Green.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 116007 Jan 26 2000 X-Tra.zip
[root@localhost root]# chmod +x /usr/share/xmms/Skins
[root@localhost root]# chmod +x /usr/share/xmms/Skins
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /usr/share/xmms/Skins
total 3008
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 180936 Jan 11 2000 AbsoluteE_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 158027 Jan 11 2000 arctic_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 162113 Jan 11 2000 blackstar.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40402 Jan 11 2000 BlackXMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 90827 Feb 26 2003 Bluecurve-xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 173450 Jan 26 2000 blueHeart-xmms-20.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 119833 Jan 11 2000 BlueIce.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 132615 Jan 11 2000 BlueSteel.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 139919 Jan 11 2000 BrushedMetal_Xmms.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 185873 Jan 26 2000 chaos_XMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 143011 Jan 26 2000 ColderXMMS.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 80520 Jan 11 2000 Covenant.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 120125 Jan 11 2000 Cyrus-XMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39798 Feb 3 2000 detone_blue.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 61339 Feb 3 2000 detone_green.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 75034 Jan 26 2000 fyre.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24042 Feb 23 2000 GTK+.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 115033 Jan 11 2000 Inverse.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 158246 Jan 26 2000 Marble.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58718 Jan 11 2000 Panic.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 34656 Feb 3 2000 sinistar.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 24323 Jan 26 2000 titanium.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 81474 Jan 11 2000 Ultrafina-pw.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 124629 Jan 11 2000 UltrafinaSE.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 79859 Jan 11 2000 Ultrafina.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 62303 Jan 11 2000 Vulcan.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12891 Feb 23 2000 XawMMS.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 58600 Jan 11 2000 xmms-256.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 63412 Feb 3 2000 XMMS-Green.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 116007 Jan 26 2000 X-Tra.zip
[root@localhost root]# ls -l /usr/share/xmms/
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 12 16:52 Skins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7972 Feb 24 2003 wmxmms.xpm
[root@localhost root]# chmod +x /usr/share/xmms/
[root@localhost root]# chmod +x /usr/share/xmms
=========================================================================
then when i try to insert the .zip file into the folder it says
access denied could not write to /usr/share/xmms/skins/aselyum.zip
=========================================================================
also i cant put my icons in the icons folder...BAH!!!!
=========================================================================
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Well the way I did it is su to root and open nautilus from command line then I cut and paste worked fine for me.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:54 PM   #3
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Also you could copy those skins to
~/.xmms/skins,
so you could bypass the permissions issue since that's under your home directory

Hope this helps
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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1. look at your prompt after su -. you're in root's home directory. can't cd to skins or Skins because there's no skins or Skins directory in your root's home directory.

2. for your cd.. command, that's all wrong. you need a space between "cd" and ".."


cd /usr/share/xmms/Skins

and ls the directory and see if Skins is in there. if not make it.

Last edited by megaspaz; 11-12-2003 at 08:23 PM.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 10:21 PM   #5
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yes there is a directory with skins in it... i got an rpm that installed a few of them...

so after i su it brings me to home directory? lol im stupid... so everytime i su i have to retype where i am in the console?

so the chmod +x part is right... right?

will that +x ( = access ? ) stay on that file or folder forever? i hate doing that stuff. i sish i could take it off redhat.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 10:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by iLLuSionZ
yes there is a directory with skins in it... i got an rpm that installed a few of them...

so after i su it brings me to home directory? lol im stupid... so everytime i su i have to retype where i am in the console?

so the chmod +x part is right... right?

will that +x ( = access ? ) stay on that file or folder forever? i hate doing that stuff. i sish i could take it off redhat.
well only if you use "su -" does it bring you back to your root's home directory because the "-" opens up a brand new shell with root's profile.

i can't remember if xmms skins are archived or not. if they're archived and you're in the xmms skins directory, then just add the "*" wildcard after that chmod command:

chmod +x *

if the skin files in Skins are directories, i'd do somthing more like this:

chmod -R +x /usr/share/xmms/Skins

which will enable exec priveledges on the Skins directory and every file and subdirectory in the Skins directory.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 11:09 PM   #7
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cool thanks man...

so i should start using chmod -r +x "file or folder path" for icons themes and my skins?

will that stay there or do i have to do it everytime i wanna put something in those folders?
 
Old 11-13-2003, 03:46 AM   #8
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