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hi guys....just joined....just installed linux mandrake 10.0 64 bit edition... question....when i log into linux....and try to browse certain area of the hard drive....for instance where the games are located ...
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    hi guys....just joined....just installed linux mandrake 10.0 64 bit edition...

    question....when i log into linux....and try to browse certain area of the hard drive....for instance where the games are located in usr/games dir....everything in there is locked....i only created one user...so i dont understand why im not able to make changes...how do i allow myself to make changes...

    thanks

    jblfan

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    perhaps they are owned by root?
    try logging in as root
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    ok, when i log out....to try and log back in....theres only one option to log in...so how do i log in under root...

    thanks

    Jblfan

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    isn't there a place where you can type in the username?

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    no, just a symbol with my name beside it.....i click on the name and it loads....

    also, im using gnome too..i dont know if that makes a difference..

    jblfan

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    okay
    well login as a regular user, and then open up a terminal.
    if you want to do something from command line as root:
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    su -
    and then enter the root password.
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    ok, cool...thanks...ill try it...also, one other question if you dont mind...how do you switch between different desktop designs

    jblfan

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    you mean window managers?
    Code:
    switchdesk
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    between kde and gnome and whatever else there is i can chose from

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    Code:
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