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Well, I'm not a complete n00b to Mandrake (or mandria), so once I get up and running, I should be fine, but I've fun into a problem.. I was trying ...
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    Cannot Access my /src folder


    Well, I'm not a complete n00b to Mandrake (or mandria), so once I get up and running, I should be fine, but I've fun into a problem.. I was trying to save a file to file:/usr/local/src and my problem is is that I cannot. It says access denied. I tried saving the file (mozilla) to another file then moving it there, but I cannot to dthat either. Any reasons as to why? (I'm sure this is probably the most n00biest thing ever! )

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    Were you root at the time? I think the root account is the only one with write permissions to that folder.
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    Aye! Damn. That was most likely it. I'm just updating my System now. I'll give that a try now. Sorry about that. Just getting back into the ways of Linux. I had used it for a while, but I just somehow drifted back to windows, until I couldn't bare it any longer. I'll give that a go once I finish my update.

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    No need to apologize...we're here to help

    Welcome back to the linux world! If you have any other problems, don't hesitate to ask.
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    Excellent. I love welcome forums! Don't worry, I'm sure I shall be back with more questions soon enoughm but for now, I'm off to write a final for Math.

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    Excellent. That workd Fine. Thanks

    How can I make my User (the only on the sytem) have the permissions of the root?

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    The desktop shortcut should be something like right-click -> new -> link to application (I think...I've been using enlightenment and fluxbox for a while now, so my KDE is a bit rusty).

    As far as the root permissions thing goes...you do NOT want a regular user account to have the same permissions as your root account. If you want to run a program as root, open a terminal, type su and press enter...it will ask for the root password and you're off and running.
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    Back for another! Apon trying to install aMSN, I was told that I needed 6 dependencies. How would I go about getting them?


    Oh right, they were:
    tcl >= 8. 4. 2 is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk
    tk >= 8. 4. 2 is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk
    tcl is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk
    tk is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk
    libtcl8. 4. so is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk
    libtk8. 4. so is needed by amsn-0.94-3mdk[/code]

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    I assume (since it lists the dependencies) that you've downloaded an rpm. You could try
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    urpmi <packagename>
    Make sure you define the path to the package...if you're in the same directory as the package it would be
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    urpmi ./<packagename>
    Is there any reason that you aren't going to use GAIM or Kopete? They're both compatible with MSN (among others).
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    Hmmm, not sure I understand the whole urpmi procedure... Mind explaining further? As for gaim and kopete, I've never tried either. Gaim apppears to have more rpms? With Kopete, I got it "unzipped" but I didn't know where to go from there! Help!

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