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Old 10-03-2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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file permission

i've recently downloaded thunderbird mail client and tar-ed it (when root) to /usr/local. for some reason, every file and folder of thundebird is locked (has the little lock icon - only root may use it) how do i change that (i want ot create a link (with icon) on desktop) so user might use the whole dir too?
when i create links (ln -s [file] link) when root, are they valid when i'm user?
another question: how do i check if i have (and what) sound drivers installed?
thanx everyone
Old 10-03-2003, 10:12 PM   #2
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Try this

Follow this: Control Center, like start in windoze, then Applications/File tools/File Manager - Super user mode. Put in your root password. The go to the folder that was created when you untarred the file, should have almost identical names. Right click on it and select properties. Click the permissions tab. Put little 'x's in the boxes for read, write and exec. Note, you can also change the ownership to what you usually log in as if you don't want everybody to access it. Also put a 'x' in the box that say "Apply changes to all directories and their contents".

You should be able to access them when not in root now.

It is usually recommended that you do everything short of the actual install as a regular user then 'su' to root and install. I guess this is one of the reasons why. I guess?

Sound: Goto Mandrake Control Center and select Hardware then Harddrake. That should list your hardware. You can also configure them there too, for the most part. Some older stuff has to be done in command line.

Hope this helps.

Old 10-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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thanx for the file permissions (i never really new how to use kde as root...) and for the installing tip - i'll do that from now on. but that means i'll have to install everything to my home dir(having no access to other dirs)?
as for the sound, i think i'll just leave it mute 'till i buy another sonud it's using oss, but i (think) should be using alsa driver because the soulution to sound cards of this type is to unmute surround in alsamixer...and i haven't got alsa (driver, utils & libs)...if i try to install it probably wouldn't work...thanx anyway...


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