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Old 08-26-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Bruges - Belgium
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
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can't change files on my own webserver


I've changed a part of my computer to a webserver.
However, when I try to place files on the server part (/var/www/html/)
I get the message I haven't got the permission to do so.
I use mandrake 10.0, I use webmin and its an apache server.
I can't change the chmod because the hitboxes arent clickable.

Please help.

Kind regards
Old 08-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Location: 1st Brillouin Zone
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when the boxes aren't clickable, it usually means you aren't logged in as the owner.

With mandrake 10, it is exceptionally difficult to start a graphical session as root, so you will have to do this from terminal. But as doing mundane tasks without drag and drop is about as fun as a root canal, you might want to just change the ownership of the webserver folder with chown (whoever) (whatever)
Old 08-26-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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Normaly I am logged in as the owner for I am the only user on this system.
And how do I change the chown ?



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