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Old 10-23-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Problems with Permission

I just installed Redhat 9.0

I try to copy .bin files the to /usr/bin directories but it always makes me use the terminal and use the SU command thing. Is there a way to just always have root enabled?

Also, I went to load up Windows (dual boot) and my USB mice no longer work... any ideas? They still work in Linux.

Old 10-23-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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man chmod to change permissions of your .bin files or setup sudo.

About the mouse in Windows, not sure, reinstall drivers, etc? This is a Linux forum, migth get better responses on a Windows type forum.
Old 10-23-2003, 11:48 AM   #3
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I wouldn't change the /usr/bin directory. I would change permissions on the /usr/local/bin directory and place your .bin files in there. This is initially an empty directory so you don't run the risk of overwritting anything, and you know that all it contains are your own binary files. Also this directory is already setup as part of the executalbe path.

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Old 10-23-2003, 12:19 PM   #4
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It's not considered sensible to be logged in as root permanently, and that's what you are asking for basically. It's (so I hear) especially bad to run x windows (your graphical server) as root. Use a regular user for most tasks and then shell out to root on the occasions that you need it.
Old 10-23-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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thanks guys, works like a champ now


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