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Mint 4 enquiry - 'run as root'?

Postby alun_sundry » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:37 am

As explained elsewhere, though I have Mint 6 running fine on my laptop, I have Mint 4 on my desktop pc. I have two downloaded files meant to enable me to use my Vodafone mobile Broadband modem with the equivalent Ubuntu, one is a .deb file that wants some python files I haven't got, the other is a run file which seems to uncompress and then exclaims 'run as root!' and doesn't install. I did set up a root account, if that's what it's called, but I have no idea how to 'run as root'. Can someone explain. Best of all by using my specific example: say I have this Vodafone driver/application saved on my desktop. I imagine I have to type something in Terminal but that's as far as I understand.


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Re: Mint 4 enquiry - 'run as root'?

Postby Husse » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:03 pm

wants some python files I haven't got

Well before you get them the rest is blocked
Run as root - ever heard of sudo?
sudo your_application (in a terminal of course and gksu for an application with a GUI)
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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