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Permissions Issue

Postby abtygwyn on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:48 am

I've been using LMDE for a while now but haven't changed mt setup much recently.

I decided to change a theme the other day and was refused permission to extract the file to the directory. I remembered having to open files with root authority (or whatever) before so back tracked but can't find any setting to do this. Am I being thick here, or have things changed and I'm just not aware of them. I have a bad cold at the moment, so that's a good excuse for my brain not working but it strikes me that this has got to be something simple, but I just can't see it.

Any suggestions please!

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Re: Permissions Issue

Postby zerozero on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:13 am

[moved here]
i guess you are referring to the handy "open as administrator" right-click context-menu in nautilus? yeahh that one is gone :twisted: the gnome masters decided that was too dangerous :lol: for a regular user to have around, so they removed it in this new nautilus.

if you need root permissions (like in this situation to move themes to share/themes) you now have to start nautilus as gksu nautilus and work as root in there (unsafe but has to be for now)
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Re: Permissions Issue

Postby abtygwyn on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:57 am

zerozero wrote:[moved here]
i guess you are referring to the handy "open as administrator" right-click context-menu in nautilus? yeahh that one is gone :twisted: the gnome masters decided that was too dangerous :lol: for a regular user to have around, so they removed it in this new nautilus.

if you need root permissions (like in this situation to move themes to share/themes) you now have to start nautilus as gksu nautilus and work as root in there (unsafe but has to be for now)


Thanks as ever for the speedy and accurate response. I guess now I know I will be as dangerous as I was before!! ahhhhhhhh

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Re: Permissions Issue

Postby Habitual on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:00 am

abtygwyn wrote:...I guess now I know I will be as dangerous as I was before!! ahhhhhhhh


And we'll still be "here" to help protect you from yourself. :)
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