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  1. #1

    No access permissions within root directory

    I can't get access permissions to the folders inside of my root directory.

    Inside of my home directory it is ok.

    How can I get permissions and where do I have to change the settings?

    My OS is „SimplyMEPIS 6.5“.

    Please help me out.

    Thank you.

  2. #2


    Problem about permissions solved:

    How I got permissions for the files in my root directory:


    1.)KDE Menu
    3.)File System
    4.)File Manager – Super User Mode
    5.)(„Run as root – KDE su“-window)
    6.)Password: *****
    7.)(„root – Konqueror“-window)
    8.)you are now in the root folder: /root
    9.)press „UP“-arrow in Menu-bar
    10.) you are now in the root directory: /
    11.) now you have permissions (!!)
    12.) /etc
    14.) /etc/udev/rules.d
    15.) choose file, and add your scanner-information.
    16.) save changes: "save as", and go out
    17.) you get promted: then "overwrite file"/"ok", and get out
    18.)„Kooka“ (your scan program) should be able to find your scanner, now.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    Be careful, Lordshooter. The reason you generally don't have permission to modify files outside your own directory is that they are part of the operating system and you can really screw things up by tampering with them when you don't know what you are doing. Linux encourages you to explore the filesystem and read system files but not to edit them.

    Of course you can always override the permissions by becoming root but you should not do that unless:
    1) You really need to modify that file because something won't work otherwise;
    2) You have studied the syntax of the file and know exactly what to put in it.

    Some of the most important system files have their own man pages which should be studied before modifying them. Also never modify a system file without making a backup copy of the original so that you can restore it if you mess it up.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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    Thank you, Hazel.

    I agree with you, and see it the same way.

    It is good to hear what you say: Makes me more conscious about that aspect.

    I am only doing, what you said. The way we both see it, just matches perfectly:

    I had it in mind, and you just spoke it out, respectively, wrote it out, as a "Not To Do, and a To Do" List. Thank you again.

    I hope some other people can profit from your comments as well.

    Kind regards,

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