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I installed mandriva 2009 32-bit and I am locked out of some files says I am not the owner how can I change this?...
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- 12-26-2008 #1
why am I not the owner?
I installed mandriva 2009 32-bit and I am locked out of some files says I am not the owner how can I change this?
- 12-26-2008 #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Tucson AZ
What kind of files? Most system files are owned by "root" and you need to log in as root to make changes. Files in your /home/username directory should all be owned by you. Are there any specific files you are referring to? Login as root in terminal/konsole window by typing "su" or "su -" (without quotes) and entering password.
- 12-26-2008 #3
I downloaded the firefox 3.1b2 tar.bz2 and I cannot install it it has a "lock" icon when I try to move to trash it says I do not have permission to do this I've been having a problem with this install
- 12-26-2008 #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- Surrey, UK
Right click on the file and select Properties
Select the permissions tab and see who owns the file. If it is not owned by you then:
open up a command window
become root (su)
change the owner with chown <your-user-name> firefox*
- 12-26-2008 #5