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Old 07-04-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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FC5 Root user login issues


I'm totally frustrated and frantically searching for help. at the moment, i'm trying to DRAG and DROP two files into my mozilla's plugin folder (so it will have flash 8 support..while viewing websites with flash enabled content). Heres the issue..

I'm new to Fedora. This is my third day using it. During install, i was promted for a usrname/psswd. I gave it one, whatever. NOW is that a "root user (super useR)" account? or is it just a system user account. Cuz apparently, as i log in with this info, i can't change any file permissions. i've go to my computer, file system.. etc ( navigate to "plugins" in the mozille folder). I right click and go to properties, and i cannot edit any of ther permissions under the permissiosnt tab. near the bottom of the tabbed window, it reads "you are not the owner, so you can't change these permissions.

So wtf?? am i not the root user? and if so, how do i login as a root user? is there some sort of default username/psswd i need to login with to edit my root account? I trieed to manually give myself ownership of the directory i needed. Here's what i got:

[St3r@localhost ~]$ chown St3r urs/bin/mozilla
chown: cannot access `urs/bin/mozilla': No such file or directory


can ANYONE please help?? also, i can't get XXM media player to install correctly. i haven't played mp3's in THREE days. !!
 
Old 07-04-2006, 12:14 AM   #2
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also, to contact me.. please leave ur msn/aim screen name if u have it, to help me. and my email: slvrazndragon69@yahoo.com
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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I'm totally frustrated and frantically searching for help. at the moment, i'm trying to DRAG and DROP two files into my mozilla's plugin folder (so it will have flash 8 support..while viewing websites with flash enabled content).
I am having the same problem too. Flash is not working. You can check this thread oput

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=460422
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:16 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by slvrazndragon69
During install, i was promted for a usrname/psswd. I gave it one, whatever. NOW is that a "root user (super useR)" account? or is it just a system user account. Cuz apparently, as i log in with this info, i can't change any file permissions. i've go to my computer, file system.. etc ( navigate to "plugins" in the mozille folder). I right click and go to properties, and i cannot edit any of ther permissions under the permissiosnt tab. near the bottom of the tabbed window, it reads "you are not the owner, so you can't change these permissions.
I think that is a seperate user. because it asks root password early during the install and not any name , just the password. can u remember it?
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:22 PM   #5
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am i not the root user? and if so, how do i login as a root user? is there some sort of default username/psswd i need to login with to edit my root account? I trieed to manually give myself ownership of the directory i needed. Here's what i got:
if u forgot your root password, u can recover it.
but firstly, have u had a grub password, if u have given a grub password, you need it to change the root password.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by slvrazndragon69
I'm totally frustrated and frantically searching for help. at the moment, i'm trying to DRAG and DROP two files into my mozilla's plugin folder (so it will have flash 8 support..while viewing websites with flash enabled content). Heres the issue..

I'm new to Fedora. This is my third day using it. During install, i was promted for a usrname/psswd. I gave it one, whatever. NOW is that a "root user (super useR)" account? or is it just a system user account. Cuz apparently, as i log in with this info, i can't change any file permissions. i've go to my computer, file system.. etc ( navigate to "plugins" in the mozille folder). I right click and go to properties, and i cannot edit any of ther permissions under the permissiosnt tab. near the bottom of the tabbed window, it reads "you are not the owner, so you can't change these permissions.

So wtf?? am i not the root user? and if so, how do i login as a root user? is there some sort of default username/psswd i need to login with to edit my root account? I trieed to manually give myself ownership of the directory i needed. Here's what i got:

[St3r@localhost ~]$ chown St3r urs/bin/mozilla
chown: cannot access `urs/bin/mozilla': No such file or directory


can ANYONE please help?? also, i can't get XXM media player to install correctly. i haven't played mp3's in THREE days. !!
Root user is seperate to your user account ,the installer will have asked you for a root password, the username is root.

as for "chown St3r urs/bin/mozilla" there is no urs directory, it's usr, and unless you are in the / (root) of the filesystem, you will need to use /usr/bin/mozilla as a path, BUT i don't believe the mozilla plugins/configs are held there ( i could be wrong) but that path you are trying is for the executable file not a directory. it is also VERY bad to go around changing permissions of system files/directories, for your own convienience, it circumvents the whole purpose of root (normal users not being able to mess with/bork the system).

Mp3s are not supported out of the box with fedora because of licensing. http://www.fedorafaq.org/ - mentions about MP3s and is a great resource for anyone starting out
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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[St3r@localhost ~]$ chown St3r urs/bin/mozilla
chown: cannot access `urs/bin/mozilla': No such file or directory

i have got the directory : i can't understand why it cannot access
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:35 PM   #8
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as for "chown St3r urs/bin/mozilla" there is no urs directory, it's usr, and unless you are in the / (root) of the filesystem, you will need to use /usr/bin/mozilla as a path, BUT i don't believe the mozilla plugins/configs are held there ( i could be wrong) but that path you are trying is for the executable file not a directory.
this may be the path u wanted to tell

/usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.1/plugins
 
Old 07-06-2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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i can't get XXM media player to install correctly. i haven't played mp3's in THREE days. !!
You can try out XINE. i am using it
 
Old 07-06-2006, 04:29 PM   #10
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Flash doesn't work with SELinux enabled if you simply download it as a plugin. It has something to do with the permission system allowing flash to load into memory and execute.

I got around the problem by simply disabling SELinux and Flash worked immediately. I figure I don't really need the extreme security configurabilty of SELinux and it was causing a plethora of problems compared to the security it was providing especially since I'm new to linux and don't need any more headaches =)
 
Old 07-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #11
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i have got the directory : i can't understand why it cannot access
Two things you need to know about this --
1) You're attempting to make root changes as a user. In order to make root changes, you must sign in as 'root, rather than 'username' and enter the root password that you created during the installation. --Changing permissions is not the best idea!
(There are other ways to do things in any Linux distro; just search for them.)

2) You do not have to change permissions to install and use flash plugin. Go to http://easylinux.info/wiki/Fedora_frog and follow the instructions there. Using the frog, you can be using the flash plugin in minutes.
I've been visiting http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/ on occasions when I need a laugh and have had no problems.

SELinux provides increased security for your machine. You do not need turn it off! Flash will play, if you use the frog to install the plugin. Turning off or lowering your security is never a good idea. A thorough search with determination will turn up ways to make things work and keep good security.

Last edited by Merlin Whitewolf; 07-07-2006 at 04:34 AM.
 
  


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