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Old 05-01-2002, 01:46 PM   #1
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RH 7.2 problem running programs


Hi,

I just moved to Linux, and upgraded to KDE3.

The problem I am having is that after upgrading to KDE3, every program that I install can only be run by root. I upgraded my xmms to 1.2.7, and I can't run it using my regular account, only by root.

This is how I install it:

su
upgrade the rpm

when that didn't work I removed the old xmms, and installed the new one; not upgrade.

I hope someone can help me with my problem, even though it isn't clear.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 02:46 PM   #2
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You need to have permission to run programs because Linux is a multi-user OS. To get more info do "man chmod"
 
Old 05-01-2002, 05:36 PM   #3
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Well I should have said that when I checked the /usr/bin/ I made sure that all the file xmms has execute + read rights by other, since all of then are owned by root.

And still no luck making the files run under my user.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 05:55 PM   #4
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Try running the programs from a terminal so you can see what the error messages are.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 06:22 PM   #5
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Thats the problem. I don't get any errors at all. It just doesn't run the program. after I tyoe xmms into the prompt nothing happens, and I get back to the prompt to enter any other command I want.

I know it is hard to figure out what is wrong when you don't haev enough info. For now I will just use su - c "xmms" and will try to play around some more to see if I can fix it.

This is what I tried upto now:

1) Played with the chmod, chgrp, chown for the /usr/bin/xmms
2) played around with the /etc/group --> Just aded my name to group bin, mayne that would help, but didn't.
3) Tryed reinstalling the software.
 
  


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