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Old 09-11-2002, 12:44 AM   #1
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Question Two simple questions


When I connect through my xDSL connection it asks for my root password....is there a way around this? Also, I'm running RH7.3 and it's grouping my taskbar icons! If I wanted this option I would have wasted my money on XP!!! So, where is the option to turn that off....oh yeah, I'm running gnome.
 
Old 09-11-2002, 01:12 AM   #2
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1. i 'm not sure about this.. however..

what file do u execute when u connect to xdsl

if u don't know ... type 'ps -ef'
and guess which is it
and check the permission and owner of the file by 'ls -l filename'

2. grouping icons option might be configured by clicking right mouse button on the taskbar
try various parts of the taskbar
 
Old 09-11-2002, 09:55 AM   #3
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I have searched pratically EVERYWHERE!!! I cannot find the stupid option to turn that friggin option off. However, on the xDSL thing, it's a network connection thingie, I would assume I could do that but I don't have the chance to try it seeing how I work two jobs and my weekend is the only time I can mess with my DSL. Thanks for the helpful hint though!

 
Old 09-11-2002, 10:34 AM   #4
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Bigun, you are actually using a window manager that closely resembles the dreaded above mentioned OS. If you are looking for something different, try using another WM.

Here is one of many articles talking about other options:
http://linux.about.com/cs/windowmanagers/

There is a popup. Figure I should mention it since I HATE popups.

Cool
 
Old 09-12-2002, 12:10 AM   #5
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Oooohh, that reminds me, is there a pop-up killer prog for Linux?

Oh also, ran into problem with changing permissions. It's under "usr/bin" and it's the neat file. The permissions are greyed out, and even when I'm logged in as root too.
 
Old 09-12-2002, 01:31 PM   #6
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Greyed out? chmod em in a terminal:
man chmod

Pop up killer = galeon

Galeon contains a popup killer right in the browser

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Old 09-12-2002, 11:25 PM   #7
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Ohh...Galeon....must try...thanx!!!

 
Old 09-12-2002, 11:38 PM   #8
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ok, the mon page on chmod is a little confusing. Come to think of it, most of them are....is there a web page that could maybe explain things in plain English?
 
Old 09-12-2002, 11:47 PM   #9
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http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/

Yes, it's actually very confusing to me as well. This site provides much more "human" info on that, if you do a search on chmod you will probably get like a billion pages about it. So I have found the page that, to me, best describes the info:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=25234

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Old 09-13-2002, 12:25 AM   #10
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I actually understang that octal greek crap, now.....I had to read it four times though.

Ok, I'm looking at my etc/fstab, and I found where I can put who has access to what mounts. However, there is an option called "defaults"...I am assuming you can change the default.....how?
 
Old 09-13-2002, 12:27 AM   #11
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Oh yea, while we're on the subject of permissions, I noticed I can't change the option in Nautilus to show all read-only files, they aren't even listed!! Logged in as root though the options are there. How would I fix this?
 
Old 09-13-2002, 01:07 AM   #12
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Gnome is not my strong point, hopefully someone else can point you to the right place there...

man mount will actually give you details on the default options.
http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2

Also man fstab, but it will give you less options, and point you towards man mount. Here's the default options:
Quote:
defaults
Use default options: rw, suid, dev, exec,
auto, nouser, and async.
So, you may want to change your vfat default entry to something like:
users,auto,rw

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Old 09-13-2002, 06:44 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bigun
I actually understang that octal greek crap, now.....I had to read it four times though.

Ok, I'm looking at my etc/fstab, and I found where I can put who has access to what mounts. However, there is an option called "defaults"...I am assuming you can change the default.....how?
http://www.frankenlinux.com/intro/fstab.html

Has some good info on fstab
 
  


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