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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!!!
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.
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...?
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??