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Old 02-02-2003, 03:09 AM   #1
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XMMS - force to run as root?

XMMS!!!! The skipping is beginning to kill me! So I'ld like to run it in the "realtime priority" mode, which can only be done as root. Since, I don't usually use root, this is kind of difficult. On the XMMS boards, somebody suggested that the commands:

chown root /usr/bin/xmms
chmod 4755 /usr/bin/xmms

would accomplish this. The commands both worked fine, but the program still runs as my regular user. Is there any way to force it to run as root, even if I'm logged in as somebody else?
Old 02-02-2003, 03:48 AM   #2
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No, and it would be dangerous aswell running a program as root.

However you could use "sudo". Do
$ man sudo
and read.
Old 02-02-2003, 04:03 AM   #3
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What about nicing it though? Could he say:
nice 18 (as high as 20) xmms

And then it'd run as high as possible? Or would that be something only root can do?



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