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I'm trying to install plugins using this... http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html My filesystem though won't let me change anything in there because it says that I'm not the Owner (I also can't change ...
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    I'm trying to install plugins using this...http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/faqs/firefox-linux.html

    My filesystem though won't let me change anything in there because it says that I'm not the Owner (I also can't change permissions). Any help on how to show my computer that I am the owner would be helpful.

    Thanks.

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    I installed flash and the totem plugin and some other stuff listed on the site you provided...now I no longer get the error when I go to play videos on the internet. But, I only get audio.

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    Also, I know how to prove I'm the owner while in the terminal. My problem, is the filesystem. I can't change anything and I'm not advanced enough yet to change stuff in the terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgeteer
    Also, I know how to prove I'm the owner while in the terminal. My problem, is the filesystem. I can't change anything and I'm not advanced enough yet to change stuff in the terminal.
    um.... what are you trying to do?
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    I'm trying to install codecs for Mplayer. Apparently I have to paste something that I download for Mplayers website in a certain directory that non-owners don't have access to. And since Ubuntu requires me to prove I'm the owner all the time except for when I really need to prove I'm the owner...I'm having troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgeteer
    I'm trying to install codecs for Mplayer. Apparently I have to paste something that I download for Mplayers website in a certain directory that non-owners don't have access to. And since Ubuntu requires me to prove I'm the owner all the time except for when I really need to prove I'm the owner...I'm having troubles.
    take a look at
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...74003fde7daed5

    I assume you are following http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en...on_codecs.html
    with ubuntu you use the sudo command. For example to mv the codecs you would do
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    sudo mv codecs /usr/local/lib/
    it will ask for your user password, then do the action. Read the link I posted before about sudo for more info
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    Alright, how about we just forget this entire conversation? I'm going to uninstall everything having to do with media files on my computer (except XMMS). Can someone help me make it so my Ubuntu will play almost all media formats (hopefully including .WMV and such)? I also would like to play videos that are on the internet. Any help at all would be appreciated.

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    anyone at all?

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