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Old 12-04-2001, 03:51 PM   #1
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How to set Permissions ?

I have questions :

1. Can someone tell me how can i have permission to change things ?

2. How come i don't have permission as root ?

3. I'm trying to set my sound card . I read a somewhere that you need the support compiled as a module or compiled into the kernel . I have to edit /etc/rc.d/rc , right ? I don't know how to edit anything i don't even know what does it mean at all .Can someone give a hand please? ( how can i know the specifications of the sound card ? Can't remember )(i had it working on redhat and mandrake ).

4. what are these modules ? can someone give me a light explanation about ?

5. when i installed slackware there was a box with FAQ; HOWTO's and MINI how can i read them?
PS how can i change video settings ? (X configurator doesn't seem to work on Slackware)

thanks a lot

Old 12-04-2001, 05:15 PM   #2
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1. you can change permissions with the chmod command.
2. not sure what you mean by this, are you asking how come a regular user doesn't have the power of root???? there is a work around for that if you wanted a regular user to have most of roots privileges..
3. depending on what kind of card you have ??, you can load the modules for it or might need new drivers.. most likely your install already compiled with sound support, unless you marked no otherwise..
4. modules - quick definition: in software a module is a part of a program. Programs are composed of one or more independently developed modules that are not combined until the program is linked. a single module can contain one or several routines.
5. you can always view the man pages by typing man what your looking for from the command line... example:
man group
that would pull up info on groups.. etc..


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