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Old 02-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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issue with permission


c, i'd really like to work as root under graphical mode.
for example, i want to create files, delete files, etc, etc, under /usr/bin/ or whatever,
but the problem is, i cannot use root to access the folder

for example, in terminal, under normal user, i type in
nautilus /usr/bin/
and it opens up the folder in graphical mode, however, i am not under root so i cannot create files or whatever
BUT
if i go in terminal and 'su' to root, and then type it:
nautilus /usr/bin/
it says command not found
( i am using kde, but i just like using nautilus)

also this happens with kedit and kwrite
under normal user, i can kedit a file, but i just cannot save to it; however, under root, kedit command gives me a 'command not found'

what should i do?
i am using suse9 pro with kde 3.1


p.s. i've used mandrake 9.2 before, and i can use kedit, nautilus, etc under root, howcome not with suse?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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try "su -"
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:49 PM   #3
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i dunno what 'su -' does but when i reach root with that command, and type in
nautilus
it says (nautilus:2462): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

when i type in
kedit
it says -bash: kedit: command not found
 
Old 02-27-2004, 10:29 PM   #4
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lil help plz? thx
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:31 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Demonbane
try "su -"
also when i type in
konqueror /usr/whatever

it says "konqueror: cannot connect to X server"
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:42 AM   #6
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Its very dangerous to run GUI as root. Its like running Win98 and running programs in it. One small accident and your system will be hosed. I suggest you learn bash commands. Its a lot simpler than you think.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
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alright, thx
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:25 PM   #8
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Its very dangerous to run GUI as root. Its like running Win98 and running programs in it. One small accident and your system will be hosed. I suggest you learn bash commands. Its a lot simpler than you think.
oh, and what do u mean its like running win98 and running programs on it? do u mean running graphical mode under root is very unstable and can freeze a lot?
 
  


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