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Postby ambertone on Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:47 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to change the Thunderbird icon from the default brown envelope to the proper Thunderbird icon. Changing an icon to another icon in the icon folder is no problem BUT:

I want to copy the new icon into the icon folder: User/ share/ pixmaps but I get an error message:

Error while copying to user/ share/ pixmaps.
You do not have permissions to write to this folder.

Any idea on how I get permission?

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Postby rlozano on Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:37 am

if you are using a nautilus to do that, try pressing alt-f2, then a window will pop up, type gksu nautilus.

it will ask you for a root password. just enter the root password that you have set and you will definitely gain access in the directory you want to manipulate.

be careful though, using a root access gives you all the rights.

hope this helps.
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Postby ambertone on Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:25 am

Sorry, whats a "Nautilus"?

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Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:49 am

ambertone wrote:Sorry, whats a "Nautilus"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus_%28file_manager%29
http://www.gnome.org/projects/nautilus/screenshots.html

It's named after this animal:
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Don't try to install this on your Linux desktop ... :lol:
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Postby Dr.U on Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:57 am

ambertone wrote:Sorry, whats a "Nautilus"?

Rod


To find out some about nautilus, open a terminal and type: man nautilus

You can scroll in this window with the "Page Up" / "Page Down" and the "Up Arrow" / "Down Arrow" keys. When you are finished reading press the letter "Q" key.

The short answer is that nautilus is what your computer uses as its file manager if you are using the Gnome desktop (which you probably are). Just do as advised and be sure not to change, delete or move any other files than your icon file (unless you know what you are doing). As soon as you are finished moving the icon file, close the Nautilus window (to get out of the Administrator mode and thereby out of thedanger that you might damage your system).

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Postby npap on Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:36 am

Hello scorp123,

Your humor is great! We need some of it every day here in the forum.

You seem to be pretty good with graphics. Why not give us some tips on the subject in the Tips and Tricks?

But for those who really want to know what Nautilus really is, here are some facts:
Julius Vern's 20 Thousand Leaques Under the Sea is the science fiction story which predicted the invention of the submarine. And Nautilus was the submarine used by captain Nemo to navigate the sea floor.
A great story for grown up kids, I think.

Greetings,
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P,S. I did save your nice photo, by the way.
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Re: User permissions

Postby scorp123 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:08 am

npap wrote:P,S. I did save your nice photo, by the way.
That's from Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus
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Postby boilertech on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:28 pm

You could use the command line to copy.

Code: Select all
sudo cp (file name) (new location)
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Postby ambertone on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:36 am

That looks like my ex mother in law a little *LOL*

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Postby ambertone on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:42 am

OK, I read the manual.

I opened a terminal and typed "--browser" and got "command not found"?

Any ideas?

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Postby ambertone on Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:44 am

Dr U. Sind sie Deutche?

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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:49 am

ambertone wrote:OK, I read the manual.

I opened a terminal and typed "--browser" and got "command not found"
The command is nautilus --browser ... not --browser. And why don't you just open it from the menus? Point and click, and voila, it's there. Linux isn't that complicated you know :lol:

Places ==> Home Folder
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Postby Dr.U on Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:42 am

ambertone wrote:Dr U. Sind sie Deutche?

Rod


Nein. Aber seit
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Postby ambertone on Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:05 am

Dr U: Ich verstehe. Ich bin ein student mit Deutsches zu sprechen.

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Re: User permissions

Postby npap on Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:54 pm

scorp123 wrote:
npap wrote:P,S. I did save your nice photo, by the way.
That's from Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus


Hello scorp123,
Please accept my apologies for the remark I made on the definition of Nautilus.

The question of someone in the forum about Nautilus was not clear if it had to do with the meaning of the word or the Nautilus browser.

Since I didn't know that a nautilus is a sea snail, and your picture of it together with the remark "This is nautilus", sounded to me like good humor, which we all need sometimes.
After all, it is funny to refer to the Gnome file browser, a navigator, as a 'nautilus', don't you think?
It was a misfortune to name the software after a snail (not a very fast navigator).

Yes, your reference to Wikipedia was helpful. Now I know what a real nautilus is.
But if I'm not mistaken, Jules Verne named 'Nautilus' his submarine in his science fiction story titled '20 Thousand Leaques Under The Sea'. Please,correct me if I'm wrong.
By the way, you may want to check the Wikipedia for 'Captain Nemo'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/captain nemo

The word comes from Greek 'naufs', pronounced 'nafs', which means a boat, and 'nautis' in modern Greek is a sailor. 'Nautilos' is also a seaman, in the older language.

Oh, what the heck! This is all Greek. Who wants to bother with it!

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Re: User permissions

Postby npap on Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:00 pm

scorp123 wrote:
npap wrote:P,S. I did save your nice photo, by the way.
That's from Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nautilus


Hello scorp123,
Please accept my apologies for the remark I made on the definition of Nautilus.

The question of someone in the forum about Nautilus was not clear if it had to do with the meaning of the word or the Nautilus browser.

Since I didn't know that a nautilus is a sea snail, and your picture of it together with the remark "This is nautilus", sounded to me like good humor, which we all need sometimes.
After all, it is funny to refer to the Gnome file browser, a navigator, as a 'nautilus', don't you think?
It was a misfortune to name the software after a snail (not a very fast navigator).

Yes, your reference to Wikipedia was helpful. Now I know what a real nautilus is.
But if I'm not mistaken, Jules Verne named 'Nautilus' his submarine in his science fiction story titled '20 Thousand Leaques Under The Sea'. Please,correct me if I'm wrong.
By the way, you may want to check the Wikipedia for 'Captain Nemo'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_ Nemo

The word comes from Greek 'naufs', pronounced 'nafs', which means a boat, and 'nautis' in modern Greek is a sailor. 'Nautilos' is also a seaman, in the older language.

Oh, what the heck! This is all Greek. Who wants to bother with it!

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Postby clem on Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:31 pm

'20 Thousand Leaques Under The Sea'. Please,correct me if I'm wrong


20,000 leaks under the sea :lol:

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sorry.. couldn't resist.
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Re: User permissions

Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:25 pm

npap wrote: Please accept my apologies for the remark I made on the definition of Nautilus.
No no no no, it's OK :lol: It really was a joke when I said "Don't try to install this [Nautilus] on your desktop ... " :lol:

npap wrote: Since I didn't know that a nautilus is a sea snail
It's not really a snail, it's rather some very ancient form of octopus (enenintapus? It has up to 90 tentacles, not 8! What's 90 in Greek? ενενήντα right?) that has survived up to this day. This animal is sometimes called a "living fossile" because this species already exists ~500 million years. 8)

npap wrote: sounded to me like good humor, which we all need sometimes.
Well as I said ... don't try to install one on your Linux desktop :lol: :lol: :lol: It has 90 or so tentacles and if it grabs your keyboard you're in trouble :lol:

I wonder if we can teach those things some C??? With 90 tentacles they would be one hell of super-fast programmers :lol:

npap wrote: After all, it is funny to refer to the Gnome file browser, a navigator, as a 'nautilus', don't you think?
But that's exactly the correlation here ... a real Nautilus navigates the Sea, and the Nautilus file manager navigates your file systems. All in all I find "Nautilus" as name for a file manager much much nicer than "Explorer" (do you really need to be Indiana Jones in order to have the courage to even look at a Windows file system?? :lol: ) or "Finder" (how bad can a system be if stuff gets lost first? I mean ... in order to find something you have to lose it first, right? :lol: ). Also "Konqueror" sounds so aggressive ... "Tomb Raider" might have been a sexier name :lol: .. finding all the hidden treasures of your file system + looking good at doing some work 8)

npap wrote: The word comes from Greek 'naufs', pronounced 'nafs', which means a boat, and 'nautis' in modern Greek is a sailor. 'Nautilos' is also a seaman, in the older language.
Yes, the Latin words "navis" = ship and "nauta" = sailor are related with this too. :D

npap wrote: Oh, what the heck! This is all Greek. Who wants to bother with it!
Me! :lol: I sometimes really regret for not having learned classic old Greek in school. It is said that this language is one of the most structured and logic languages that ever existed, even more than Latin. And Latin already had some interesting features, e.g. that you could litterally exchange the word order of any sentence any way you wished: it would still keep its original meaning 8) ... Try that with English or with C++ and you're in for some trouble :lol:

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Postby rlozano on Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:08 pm

LoL...

such a funny and very informative discussion around here.... :-)
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Postby clem on Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:31 am

Octopuses are characterized by their eight arms (not tentacles)


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus

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