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?