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Adding a user/ full permissions
If during the install I did not add a user can I still log in as the root, which I have tried. I have installed slackware 10.1 and configured it to boot to the graphical interface. But have been unable to log in now. My google search came up with a few how tos, but did not really explain it.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Let me try and understand:
You did not create another user during the installation, and are unable to log in as root into the X Server?
This is a security measure that can be disabled, but I don't recall how. Anyway, to remedy the situation:
At the login screen, press Ctrl-Alt-F1. This will bring you to a terminal. Login as root there.
Execute this command:
useradd -m -p <password> <username>
Yes your basically right, that's the best i know to describe the issue.
I added a user and then tried to install some updates, but I was not allowed
to create directories and run executables. I hope this can help clarify my issue.
To create directories, just open a terminal and type
then your root password
mkdir <name of directory>
See "man chown" for info on changing the ownership of the directory.
For executables, what files are you trying to execute?
I was trying to watch videos on yahoo.music, I got an error saying I needed netscape 7.1. Well needless to say that failed to install. So I went googling for plugins to play what I assuming is windows media, got nothing. I did find a pulgin that will let me play audio from the radio stations site.
The second install problem I am working on is thunderbird. Which is a laptop with Bonzai (Debian).
It looks like the only way to watch videos on music.yahoo is if you have Netscape 7.
And the dl link they provide isfor Windows only.
As for Thunderbird, I am not sure as I use Web-based email only.