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Old 07-16-2004, 03:18 AM   #1
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Question Access Denied Problem : Moving A File To usr/lib Help Please

Hi, as you can see i have a question to ask. I'd really appreaciate someone to help me out on this. I've been trying to move a file that i downloaded called "" to the /usr/lib directory where it belongs. I need this file there for a game to work. (Racing Simulator - The problem is whenever i try to copy or move the file there is says "Access Denied To /usr/lib/" The file im trying to move is located at my home directory. I tried loggin in as root but it didnt solve the problem. Please help me.
Old 07-16-2004, 07:32 AM   #2
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you will have to login as root.

That should solve the problem.

Please give more details about what happens when you login as root
Old 07-16-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #4
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use the command 'ls -l /usr' on your console.check the attributes (first column) for lib.Should be something like 'drwxr-rx-x .. .. .. 2003 lib'.check for 'w' (drwxr or something like that) in the first section.If its not there then root does not have write access.use chmod to change the mode
Old 07-17-2004, 09:29 AM   #5
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If you're using Konqueror to do the deed then you're not using the superuser mode.
From the KDE (start) button go to System>More Programs>File Manager-SuerUser Mode. After you do the password you can do anything you want.

If you're using BASH, do su + password then the copy command.

If neither works then look at the permissions for the folder and make it writeable.

Old 08-22-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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ok... I have managed to download this file, but new version 3.73 and I have copied it in correct directory. Since I was quite lasy to search through the racer scripts, I have made a symlink to 3.73 (named it and game now starts, but with no sound.

any thought on this?

OS: Slackware 10
kernel: 2.6.7


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