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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 13:23:22    Post Subject: Linux for Morons? Reply with quote View Single Post

Alright, this is starting to piss me off. Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad

It's been about 10 years since I used Unix and I've been trying to play with ubuntu, but everytime I try and do something (like install F@H, AV, etc) I have to jump through hoops to get permissions.

Is there a good beginner's guide for basic stuff?

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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 13:41:51    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 13:50:34    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

thanks, but I think I need the BIG 'tards-user version. My brain is too used to GUIs. The command-line part of my brain died a long time ago Sad
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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 16:24:19    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Try Windows.



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(BTW.. if you're running Mac OS X you already have Unix... BSD to be exact)
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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 16:29:27    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I haven't seen anything that specifically covers permissions for noobs, but I'm sure a Google search would give you something that would explain it all...in a lot of words.

It's actually very simple. If you're trying to install something - chances are it's going to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin. Regular users do not have permissions to this, so do *that* as root.

you can always check the permissions and owner/group of a folder/file with "ls -lah", so you can see if it's writable for the "users" group.
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PostPosted: Tue, 02 Oct 2007 16:53:21    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Dr. EvilCheeze wrote:
Try Windows.



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(BTW.. if you're running Mac OS X you already have Unix... BSD to be exact)


yeah, but I don't have to think to use that. Everything runs as user unless it needs root, then it prompts for the root password.

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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:42:31    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

shoot me a message on aim with any perticular problems your having, i'd be happy to help out.

'sudo command' to run the command as root.

if you dont have permissions to execute a file
'sudo chmod +x filename'

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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 08:41:02    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

maybe I need another version...is there one that uses root as default?
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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 08:54:48    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I think you can make CentOS auto-login as root... or you can at least login as root if you don't want it automated.
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PostPosted: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 09:39:38    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I'm kinda partial to Suse... no real reason really except when I first installed it about 2 years ago on a laptop it auto-installed all drivers and worked perfectly.

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