Originally Posted by rickmike45
[root@genesis firefox] # cp /root/Desktop/firefox-3.6.8(2).tar.bz \opt\firefox
Does that mean that you are running your desktop as root (logged in as root in the graphical login manager) and have downloaded the tar.gz file to your desktop via a browser? I'm asking because it is highly unusual to run GUI applications in whatever form or shape, be it a single program or a desktop environment, as root. From a security standpoint this is not recommended as far as I know. Please correct me somone in case I got this wrong. I do not mean to inconvenience you, it just looks strange, and as a complete newbie I have so far made many silly mistakes....
Someone could have told me