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Old 07-02-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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How do I go into "root" for everything, not just Konsole?


Ok I go into Konsole and:

1. Type "su"
2. Enter password

It then says "root@localhost violentj" and then I click on the Star (Start button) and click on HOME and go into "firefox-installer" and double left click on "firefox-installer" and it brings up the Firefox Setup window, I hit FORWARD then ACCEPT and choose STANDARD install and hit FORWARD and I get:

Choose another directory because you do not have permisson to install to /home/violentj/firefox-installer

It won't let me install it anywhere but the desktop as I get a 652 error I believe. Where should I be installing apps to?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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Ok it installed and autolaunched Firefox but still there are no short cuts and it doesn't show up in kappfinder. I am in root in Konsole, why isn't this working?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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you're still launching the installer as user. you have to launch it from konsole as root.

1. su
2. password
3. cd /directory/that/has/firefox-installer
4. ./firefox-installer
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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Ok it installed and autolaunched Firefox but still there are no short cuts and it doesn't show up in kappfinder. I am in root in Konsole, why isn't this working?
you probably have to add the "shortcuts" manually.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
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Ok I went into root "su" entered password and went

cd /home/violentj/firefox-installer
./firefox-installer

It launched the setup, I created a folder called "programs" in the directory that has "bin" "boot" "dev" etc. It autolaunched but there are no shortcuts still for it and kappfinder doesn't find it.

What am I doing wrong!
 
Old 07-02-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
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Okay. What Linux distribution are you using? Most distros allow you to install software via some GUI program that not only makes installing software easy but also resolves dependencies. Fedora-based distros (and Mandriva) use something called RPM. SuSE uses something called YaST. And Debian-based distros use something called dpkg/ apt-get (though, Synaptic Package Manager is a good GUI front-end for this).

Also, if you're using KDE, there may actually be a "browse as super user" button somewhere in the menus. If you're using Gnome with nautilus, you can add a button with the command "su nautilus" or "sudo nautilus," which will allow you to temporarily run as root. Otherwise, you can also just log in as root, do what you have to do, then log back out.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:13 PM   #7
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I am using Mandrake 10.1 Official with the KDE desktop. I was trying to use urpmi in Konsole (there isn't a GUI anywhere in the menus for it that I can find) and when I launch it with the:

urpmi <package name>

It says it can't find the package. What file is the package? I downloaded the newest version of Firefox and it was a gz file. I used the command line and it extracted into a folder called /firefox-installer. I go into that directory but I don't see a package, what do I type for urpmi to install it?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:27 PM   #8
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you said it launched, so it's already installed. do "whereis firefox" (or "whereis firefox-bin" if that doesn't work), and that will show the path. then just make your "shortcut" and use the path in the properties or whatever.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:46 PM   #9
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I can go to the directory where I installed it there is a firefox file with an icon of a paper with the bottom right hand corner curled up and a symbol that looks like the Konsole on it. I can double left click and it does launch Firefox but it doesn't list Firefox in any of the menus, in the quick launch or in kAppfinder so it must not have installed correctly.

How do I install it so kAppFinder see it, that is makes shortcuts and that it has the real icon, not that Konsole paper looking icon?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 04:55 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by GameGuru
I can go to the directory where I installed it there is a firefox file with an icon of a paper with the bottom right hand corner curled up and a symbol that looks like the Konsole on it. I can double left click and it does launch Firefox but it doesn't list Firefox in any of the menus, in the quick launch or in kAppfinder so it must not have installed correctly.

How do I install it so kAppFinder see it, that is makes shortcuts and that it has the real icon, not that Konsole paper looking icon?
someone else will have to answer your KDE-specific problem, but i just want to clarify for you that just because there are no links on your menus, desktop, etc. that doesn't mean it didn't install correctly. so don't worry, it's installed, you might just have to create the links yourself. gl
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:05 PM   #11
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How do I make it then so it has the Firefox icon and not that paper with the Konsole image icon?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:18 PM   #12
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Right Click "Start"
Select "Menu Editor"
Find the Firefox entry
Click the large piece of paper doubling as it's icon
Select the correct icon
Exit from Menu Editor
Done.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 05:37 PM   #13
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Thanks XavierP that worked perfect!
 
  


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