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Old 12-08-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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execute from root

I have downloaded "Real Player" in an rpm file. The installation instructions say to execute it from root. How is that done?
Old 12-08-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Open an x terminal and command

su -
<give root's password>
Now that x terminal has root power.
Old 12-08-2003, 09:09 PM   #3
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Means that you have to either be logged in as root, or change yoursef to root by running command 'su' and giving your systems root password. Command 'whoami' tells wether you are root or normal user.
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Thanks for both replies! Just stumbled through a Real Player install and it works!!!


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