i've been trying to extract a tar file that i downloaded into a specific file that is only permissable by root. so i logged into the terminal as root and tried to extract the file to the inteded file and found that when i try to extract any tar file the terminal just hangs there without doing anything except just blink the curser at me on an empty line.
got any ideas about what's goin' on?
also, is there any way to run my GUI as the root user? i don't have the option to log into any of my gui's as root but i want to.