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Old 10-03-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
amat_endura
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Not the owner of file folders in Jaunty


Hi All,

I am trying to extract a flash installation file to my mozilla/plugins folder but it keeps telling me that I don't have the correct permission to do this as I am not the owner. As I installed the OS and am the only user of the computer I cant see how this is true!! How do I get around this?

Thanks,
Paul.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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Try to use the sudo command
Code:
sudo whateverfileyouwanttoexecute
When prompted for a password, give the users password
 
Old 10-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Try to use the sudo command
Code:
sudo whateverfileyouwanttoexecute
When prompted for a password, give the users password
This will work if you have sudo priveledges, and have sudo installed. If you don't, then change to the root user and move the file.

Code:
su
then enter the root user password, sometimes the system administrator password. Be sure to log out of root afterwards.

As repo suggested, sudo is a very useful utility, if you don't yet have it installed. I would suggest getting it and configuring it to allow your standard user access to root commands when you type in your password.

Basic howto on configuring sudo
 
Old 10-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Sorry its taken me so long to reply!

I've tried the suggestions above and I get

"Authentication failure"

when I type in my login password.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 02:53 PM   #5
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Ok, I've been trying a bit more and managed to get into the folder (I think) although my original problem was still not fixed! In the end it was easy to get flash to work, I just followed the instructions here (http://foxyurl.com/K13) and here (http://foxyurl.com/K14)

Still plenty to learn!
 
  


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