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Old 03-14-2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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root required to update using Red Carpet??


I am trying to use the Red Carpet update tool for the first time. I read in the help file that I need to sign in as root to update, download, etc. I see nowhere to sign in. Please clue me in.

thanks
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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If you run Red Carpet from a menu, it should prompt you for the root password. You can also log in as root from a console and run it from there.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:02 PM   #3
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^^^^^ That's the best way.

You can also log out and login with u/n: root and pw: your root password
 
Old 03-15-2004, 08:05 PM   #4
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When I run it from menu, it does not ask for a password. I've tried to run it from the command line, but do not know what to type in. I've tried variations on "red carpet", as well as "ximian" (just pulling at straws here) and nothing works.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 11:41 PM   #5
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From a terminal:
# red-carpet

Two reasons I can think of that you would not be prompted for root password running it from the GUI: You're running the desktop as root (shame) or the Red Carpet installation is hosed. If the latter, try reinstalling.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 04:31 AM   #6
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ok im really struggling to use red carpet

all i can find is rcd inside the usr/sbin directory... although it just seems to be a daemon app

is there meant to be a proper gui driven app installed somewhere??

i can't find "red-carpet" which you mention above... what am i doing wrong?

Cheers for any help ,
Rob
 
  


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