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Old 03-24-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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I can't run any thing with admin previlages, except in the terminal using sudo.

I am new to linux, I have ubuntu 6.06 LTS distro. latley I have been on the net trying to find a way to install lime wire. I have been cheking some suggetions to earlier problems, and tried to use them, which gave me this problem.

I can't run any thing with admin previlages except in the terminal using sudo, but I can't go on and do every thiing in the terminal, for example I need to write to a folder, delete a folder, save a file in a folder(/usr/lib) and it keeps telling me you can't save, delete, or write because you don't have an admin prev.

help please
Old 03-24-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
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You should be able to do anything you want in your own user /home directory.

To add/remove/edit anywhere else in the system requires root admin privilege.

If you are trying to install software, and you want to use a graphical application, use Synaptic. It is GUI, and it will prompt you for the root password. Then you can select software to add/remove.
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thank you,

but my problem is not writing into my home files, but to system files. and you are right I should have installed it from the repositries. but it is done now and I installed it after great deal of problems, and now jre resides in /usr/java/jre1.6.0_05.

the problem is that lime wire still gives me a dependancy problem saying that jre is not installed, and I read somthing about correcting the home path of the jre.

what i read was this (
echo JAVA_HOME=/path/to/jre >> /etc/profile (substitute with JRE_home as required)
echo export JAVA_HOME >> /etc/profile (substitute as required)
source /etc/profile

so I was trying to echo JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jre1.6.0_05>> /etc/profile
and the terminal says permission denied. I even tried sudo echo JAVA...
and still permission denied.

do you notice any thing wrong in what I've done so far please help.


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