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Old 04-01-2006, 08:51 PM   #1
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No Smoking Symbol


I've scoured the internet trying to find the meaning of the 'no smoking' symbol on some of the file icons with FC4/Gnome. What do they mean?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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Right click on the file to see what the permissions of the file are.

I think that symbol simply means that you don't have the correct permissions to access the file.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-01-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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Right click on the file to see what the permissions of the file are.

I think that symbol simply means that you don't have the correct permissions to access the file.

I hope this helps
--Ian
Thanks! Do you know how I can login to root via the GUI? I can view the file by logging into root via CLI but I want to open this file in a text editor.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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Thanks! Do you know how I can login to root via the GUI? I can view the file by logging into root via CLI but I want to open this file in a text editor.
um, not real sure what you want to do here - you can log into root via the gui by logging out of your session as <username> then logging back in as root, but that seems so obvious for someone who has more than 1 post that I can't see that this is what you're asking....

if you'd like to open a text editor as root in your current gui session, then, in a terminal:

su -c <command to open text editor>

and you will have opened a text editor with root permissions....


cheers,
 
Old 04-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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Actually, it was what I was asking! I've no idea how I managed to rack up nearly 60 posts!! But I've never "logged out" before in the GUI; I didn't know that was necessary. I thought there would be a way to type in root password without having to close down my browser windows, log out and log into a different account. They aren't compatible being saved into a 'setup' for resuming later.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
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If you want a shell with root permisions, just use "su".

Also, look into sudo - it is a way that you can use the root account without actually being logged in as root.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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