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Old 04-03-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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Can't move program files to /usr/local/bin/

Sorry about another post, but I am just really lost with all this Linux stuff. Thank God for GUI or I would be dead. I read on another forum that it is common knowledge to store all downloaded programs in /usr/local/bin/ or something like that. When i try to move any programs through right click, cut, paste, etc. into /usr/local/bin/ it says access denied. I tried opening two windows and moving it into the other directory that way, but that didnt work either. Right now all my downloads are just sitting in the home directory. If there any way i can just automatically have them go to /usr/local/bin/ when i click save to disk? Appreciate the help.
Old 04-03-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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access denied cauz you didn't have the right to write in this dir..

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Old 04-03-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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how do i do that?

How do i log in as root then? Is it necessary to move these files somewhere else or is it okay to just clog up my home? ALso, now when i boot linux (dual boot) it comes up to the login screen, but it won't let me type my password. Any help with this? It will let me type my user name, but the password cursor just keeps flashing. Thanks.
Old 04-03-2004, 10:52 AM   #4
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you are going to have to use the console to really master Linux. You can leave the stuff in the /home directory, and as you are learning some of the bash commands,you will learn where some of that stuff is going as far as the file system, I strongly recommend going through a beginners tutorial, that would help you out a bunch, you might come from a pretty knowledgeable background in Windows but Linux is totally a new animal( not to discourage or anything) here is a good tutorial to start with As far as your other question on the login password, I don't know how SuSe does it, but as your typing it in it doesn't show you for security reasons, but it is getting typed in.
Old 04-03-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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I typed in my password, even though it wasn't showing it, but it still said login failed. I think it used to show my password as a bunch of "*" characters.


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