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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 ...
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- 01-02-2006 #1
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
- 01-02-2006 #2
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>
- 01-02-2006 #3
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.
- 01-02-2006 #4
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?
- 01-03-2006 #5
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).
- 01-03-2006 #6
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.