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Old 12-08-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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Upgrade Gnome


Hey guys, I just got my redhat 9 box up and running and I was wondering how you upgrade your gnome from version 2.2 to 2.4 ??

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Old 12-08-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/garnome/

that's about the only sane way to try, but I HIGHLY recommend testing it as another user before you dive in and make it your own DE. It's not easy as you might think.

HTH

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Old 12-08-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thanks dude. Will it affect my XIMIAN Desktop?

AND one more thing... I keep getting permissions errors when I log in with my user. I have to use ROOT to do everything. Is there any way to fix it?


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Old 12-08-2003, 08:32 PM   #4
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you can use su -
right when you need it.
you need root for system administration type stuff.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:24 PM   #5
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we'll like when I drop stuff in the trash and I try to empty it I get those errors. There's stuff in the trash that it won't let me delete and so forth.

Linux seems hardly worth the trouble but I am giving it a good shot and I am kinda liking it, but I want it to work with me heh

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Old 12-08-2003, 11:47 PM   #6
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Originally posted by skwid
Thanks dude. Will it affect my XIMIAN Desktop?
Not if you use another user to log in. All user-specific configuration is stored in your home directory, so by doing it as someone else who you can delete later, you don't mess up your primary DE configuration. in redhat there are tools in GNOME that will add and delete users without the need for consulting the man pages (though if you actually want to learn about Linux, man useradd or userdel).

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we'll like when I drop stuff in the trash and I try to empty it I get those errors. There's stuff in the trash that it won't let me delete and so forth.
Most likely this is because you are running as root when you do things in a terminal (such as gnome-terminal, konsole or xterm). Anything you do as root cannot be changed or undone by default, by an inferior user. This is probably one of the weirdest things I had to comprehend when switching from windoze, where by default there is no privilege separation. To remove the stuff su root and (assuming your username is "user") rm -rf ~user/.Trash/* . A shortcut to keep you from wildly doing things as root is to man sudo and set your user up with a password-free sudo account in /etc/sudoers (NB: this is a HUGE security breech so don't do it on a public or non-firewalled computer!). Then instead of typing the password each time you can do sudo make or sudo tar or whatever.

HTH

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