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I have dled a few .tar installs, well, when I log in as root in the terminal, it tells me i am not allowed to basically, then when I log out as the user, and log directly in as root, I am able to install with no problem, now that im back as the user, how do i run the programs on here? I changed over to mozilla and updated flash on it. THanks again
Originally posted by Mad Mardigan I have dled a few .tar installs, well, when I log in as root in the terminal, it tells me i am not allowed to basically, then when I log out as the user, and log directly in as root, I am able to install with no problem
How do you login as root from user? Simple su or su - root? If you use the first one, you might want to try the second one. Might save you from a logout first.
Originally posted by Mad Mardigan now that im back as the user, how do i run the programs on here? I changed over to mozilla and updated flash on it.
Just start it Do you get errors, can't you find it or ??
Originally posted by Wim Sturkenboom How do you login as root from user? Simple su or su - root? If you use the first one, you might want to try the second one. Might save you from a logout first. Just start it Do you get errors, can't you find it or ??
I loggin thru su, never tried the su - root, well i didnt get errors when i logged in as root directly, when I tried to install from the terminal and logged in from su, it said I didnt have permissions. now I cant find it and the user. Argh, the frustration.
[will@localhost will]$ su
[root@localhost will]# cd /home/will/dlprograms
[root@localhost dlprograms]# sh check.sh
Your possibly not running this script from the console
or maybe you simply dont have the console ownership.
Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.
this is another example of an error I get when I try to log as root and run a program
The dash in su - root makes the new shell a login shell.
Originally posted by Mad Mardigan now I cant find it and the user
What do you mean by this?
You don't have to find your new executable; type the name and it should work. Or don't you know the name of the program?
You can always look for files with a certain date using
ls -l |grep 2005-02-23
That way you might be able to find the files that were created during your installation. Redirect the output to a file or pipe it through less if there is too much info.
Use ls -al if you want to find hidden files as well
Obviously change the date to the one that you want to check.
For sudoers: man sudoers
Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 02-23-2005 at 12:00 AM.