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Old 06-18-2004, 11:01 AM   #1
Sonshyne
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Unhappy Root Directory Locked... *sigh*


Hello, I am indeed a newbie to Linux. I downloaded and installed RedHate Fedora Core 2, and it works fabulously, except that i'm locked out of about every possibly important directory (like root, etc.) How do I enter my password to write to these directories, if I need to (for software installation)? Thanks in advance!!!
~ Sonshyne
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:06 AM   #2
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Use 'su'
Code:
su
<enter root password>
then do whatever you need to, then enter "exit" to leave the root access.

Try 'man su' for more information.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:10 AM   #3
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Okay, well I'm trying to install a MP3 & WMA plug-in via XMMS. Can I do this entirely thru the terminal? Here are the directions:

Quote:
How to install MP3 Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Create folder:
03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/xmms-mp3
04) Download into /root/download/xmms-mp3: <--- Having trouble doing this.
xmms-mp3-1.2.10-2.2.p.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm ------ (Can I do this thru terminal??)
RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
*Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
05a) # cd /root/download/xmms-mp3
06) Import RPM-GPG-KEY:
06a) # rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
07) Install:
07a) # rpm -ivh xmms-mp3-1.2.10-2.2.p.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at: ( Screenshot )
08a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
09) Done!

How to install WMA Plug-in for XMMS?
01) Read me:
01a) General Notes
02) Reference:
02a) http://www.xmms.org
03) Create folder:
03a) # mkdir -p /root/download/xmms-wma
04) Download into /root/download/xmms-wma:
xmms-wma-1.0.3-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
*Link(s) collected from: Here
05) Browse into your download folder:
05a) # cd /root/download/xmms-wma
06) Import RPM-GPG-KEY:
06a) # rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
07) Install:
07a) # rpm -ivh xmms-wma-1.0.3-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm
08) Program is located at: ( Screenshot )
08a) Fedora -> Sound & Video -> Audio Player
09) Done!
P.S. - Thanx for the speedy reply

Last edited by Sonshyne; 06-18-2004 at 11:12 AM.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:18 AM   #4
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All of those instructions are to be carried out in a console. The '#' symbol means that you are root (normal users see '$'). So, open a console, use su and start from 03a!

Here's a hint: download all of the stuff you need to your own directory. Then, when you are root, issue a rpm -ivh xmms-wma-1.0.3-1.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm and rpm -ivh xmms-mp3-1.2.10-2.2.p.1.fc2.fr.i386.rpm. You don't need to put the files into root to install them - you just need to be root.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help! I installed them like you said, and it said I had already installed them before. Which is probably true. But when I go to Music Player, and import a file of MP3's, it says the MP3 files are not recognizable/supported! *Sigh*

And on another note, now "Computer," "Home," and even "Trash" have that annoying cross-through pencil logo above them, meaning I cannot even write to them! Weird...?

~ Sonshyne

PS - maybe I'm logging in/out wrong (I click on Save Current Settings/Preferences)
or maybe I'm not entering the right screen name / password at login??
 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:31 PM   #6
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So MP3's still are *not* supported on my system... any suggestions??
 
Old 06-18-2004, 01:05 PM   #7
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I think you forgot to read the general notes?

General Notes:
03) Installations and Configurations are made with root user access. For day to day usage, login as a normal user

Try login as root and follow the instructions.

I did the mistake when I started writing this guide, which is everything done with root user login. I am in the process of changing it to normal user login point of view.

Sorry for the misguide.

Last edited by tux2furious; 06-18-2004 at 01:07 PM.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 01:47 PM   #8
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Laymen's terms, please??
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:59 PM   #9
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For now, if you were to use that guide, login as "root" user
 
Old 06-19-2004, 05:42 AM   #10
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To download in a terminal type
wget www.somefileyouwant.somlameend

it will get downloaded to your current dir by default.
 
  


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