After spending several hours googling, clicking here and there and pressing random buttons, I'm finally giving up trying to understand how Linux manages the user privs. I've had a simple problem: Make the folder containing "Wolfenstein ET" readable -and- writeable to a user different than root. Unless I run the program specifically as root, it can't write to its own files and crashes.
What I tried was:
1.) Find the program folder
2.) Open he Nautilus via root
3.) Create a group consisting of root and my_other_username "XYZ"
4.) Give "Access Files" permission over the folder to the grouo "XYZ" with "Read and Write Files"
5.) Pressed the button to apply it to all enclosed files
That didn't work. I then tried given that group "Create and Delete Files" access to the folder and eventually giving either one of the above to all subfolders. It still didn't work.
Could anybody -please- explain to me step by step how to give somebody else read/write access to a folder and everything in it, before I start running around with a chainsaw like a complete lunatic.
Thanks in advance.