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Old 03-19-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
str8upnobs
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Question Nautilus/Root user questions & Mplayer skins install


ok , well i am obviously a linux newbie . as im sure you could tell by the thread topic,lol. anyways here goes.

First off- I am running YDL on a PS3 . Install went easy & painless. but for some reason i get this upon logging into "root" account>>>

"Nautilus could not create the required folder "/root/Desktop Before running Nautilus, please create the following folder, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create it."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...LInuxerror.png


i get what it's telling me, but dont know how to go about doing it. i was under the understanding that root has all priveleges/permissions. yet i cannott view/change anything from "root" user.

2nd- I have installed Mplayer , but cannott for the life of me get the skins to install. i have used commands ( su> "enter password" > tar -xvjpf Blue-1.7.tar.bz2 -C /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins ) , but i beleive it tells me i do not have permission.

Any help would be appreciated guys.
THANKS

Last edited by str8upnobs; 03-19-2007 at 09:04 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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Anyone have to help me out ; )
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #3
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1) Root is not supposed to run X. In fact, using a computer as root is considered the most stupid thing one can do.

2) YDL has certainly a package manager, learn how to use it for installing software.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #4
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1) Root is not supposed to run X. In fact, using a computer as root is considered the most stupid thing one can do.

2) YDL has certainly a package manager, learn how to use it for installing software.

When you say "X" i assume youre referring to xwindow??

when you say package manager , are you referring to "yum"???

& remember i am a linux noob admittedly so , so please go easy w/ me,lol.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 10:52 AM   #5
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1) Yes, root account is not an user account. Root rights are needed only for setting up and maintaining your system. Trying to use the computer as root is a bad idea, implemented by MS. As a result over 25% of desktops worldwide are hijacked by criminals and used for spamming, DoS attacks and so on. We do not want it to happen with Linux. Thus your problem is not real, there may be restrictions in place to avoid you abusing the root account, I'm not familiar with YDL.

2) Yes.
 
  


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