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Distribution: Slackware 10.0 (+ SuSE 9.1 in progress)
User permissions - Slackware
I've been using Slackware + KDE for two days now, just setting up graphics card (4 hours), second mouse (5 hours), sound (10 mins), and I think I'm finally ready to use it.
I've done what most advice says, and created a non-root account for me, but I keep on getting stuck with things, like it won't play a cd as me, but will as root. Is there some sort of script I can download and run as root to make me a windows-xp style admin: I can install stuff/change configs, but can't do unneeded things like get into other peoles home folder?
threadid=5919 (can't post full url, cos I'm a noob: sorry, seems a bit harsh)
but that seems a bit long-winded and doesn't say how to fix the cd playing options.
Also, would it be OK to just use root anyway, as I am the only user of my computer, and it's not networked?
Thanks for any help,
it should be ok, as long as its not networked,... but its a bad habit
and you diffidently wouldn't want the win admin stuff, if you can install program, that means you can delete programs, which means you could delete the entire system (or a cracker could if he got into your system while you were root, doing things no root user should ever do (just in case))
anyways, RSBAC is a system that do things like limit root user(s) , but its diffidently not for newbs .. fairly hard to use, but it will work