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    Adding a user/ full permissions


    I would like to know if there is a way to add a user with 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

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    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:
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    useradd -m -p <password> <username>
    This will create a regular user. You can use him to login to X.

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    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.

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    To create directories, just open a terminal and type

    su

    then your root password
    then type

    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?
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    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).

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    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.
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