LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Password
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
kwanseum
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Flitwick, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.1
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
How can I get apps (eg, NM and SCIM) to run globally


Hi, I'm new to Linux and am running Ubuntu 9.1 and I like it (it runs fine) except I'm having problems running apps like NetworkManager and SCIM outside my own login.

I've got all the applications up and running but when logging into other accounts on the computer (eg, my wifes) there is no sign of NetworkManager or SCIM (I can launch SCIM by typing 'sudo SCIM -d' in a console and it then appears but doesn't work).

So the question is, how can I get NM, SCIM, etc to run globally throughout everyones login?

I hope you can help. Thanks, Kwanseum
 
Old 11-16-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
camorri
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 15.0, current, slackware-arm-currnet
Posts: 6,249

Rep: Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871
You need to install the apps as the root user. Use Synaptic, and log in with the root password. Then the apps should be available to every user.

This might mean you need to uninstall the ones that work just for you, and re-install. If you have any data associated with an app, make backups of the data files before you proceed.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #3
kwanseum
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Flitwick, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.1
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by camorri View Post
You need to install the apps as the root user. Use Synaptic, and log in with the root password. Then the apps should be available to every user.
I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling SCIM as a root user but still I can change the language on my login and now root login but not the other users.

Any more suggestions?

Thanks, Kwanum
 
Old 11-17-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
camorri
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 15.0, current, slackware-arm-currnet
Posts: 6,249

Rep: Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871Reputation: 871
When I first read this post, I though it was the applications that would not launch. When I read your last post, (#3), it sounds like the problem is with SCIM interfacing with the application. I have no experience with SCIM, so I can not help much there. I did some googling, and came across this link -->http://www.mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/scim/

Have a look there and see if that helps.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
kwanseum
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Flitwick, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.1
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by camorri View Post
When I first read this post, I though it was the applications that would not launch. When I read your last post, (#3), it sounds like the problem is with SCIM interfacing with the application. I have no experience with SCIM, so I can not help much there. I did some googling, and came across this link -->http://www.mrbass.org/linux/ubuntu/scim/

Have a look there and see if that helps.
You didn't know the answer but went and Googled it for me - I'm touched!

Thanks a lot. I'll have a look at the link tomorrow and let you know how I got on.

Cheers, Kwanum
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SCIM font - got SCIM working, now all flash has japanese font.....help! sandaili Linux - Software 6 03-24-2009 07:27 AM
How To Run 32bit Apps FredGSanford Debian 5 02-04-2007 02:26 AM
turning off menu icons globally for all KDE apps bpcw001 Linux - Software 0 06-14-2005 08:31 PM
can't run x apps iomari Linux - General 2 11-22-2004 02:00 AM
run windows apps sentme_mail Linux - Newbie 4 09-08-2002 07:04 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration