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Old 03-08-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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Making apps available for other users.

I'm pretty much a Lunix/Slackware n00b but I've managed to install it, configure X and a few other things so I guess I'm not totally useless

My problem seems to be getting various applications and programs available to users other than root. When I tried to run XChat as root it advised me this wasn't the best of ideas and suggested creating another user to run XChat.

Fair enough - I wanted to create another user anyway and it seems sensible not to run something like an IRC client as root in the first place.

I create the new user - no problems. I logout of root and login as the new user I created - again no problems. However once I startx and KDE loads, I go to use XChat and it isn't there. Same as gFTP and a few other apps I want to use.

So my question is - how to I make apps that root can use available to normal users?
Old 03-08-2003, 01:07 PM   #2
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If you type xchat or gftp does it come up?
Also it's Linux not Lunix
Old 03-08-2003, 01:18 PM   #3
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Problem solved - thankyou very much. And please excuse my typo, slip of the finger


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