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    Default applications for root only??

    hi

    i just installed an application (celestia) and i can access it only if i;m root

    how can i make it accessible for other users??

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    Did you get any error message when started it as normal user?
    Also try to start it from konsole and paste here the error messages.
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    no, i don't get any error message. when i start it as a normal user it just does nothing. it starts only when i log in as root



    about starting in konsole: i'm noob in linux, so tell me if i do it right: i open gnome terminal (i use gnome), cd to folder where the app is installed (cc@linux-4v04:/opt/kde3/bin>" and i type "celestia"

    the message is
    "cc@linux-4v04:/opt/kde3/bin> celestia

    Program 'celestia' is present in package 'celestia', which is installed on your system.

    Absolute path to 'celestia' is '/opt/kde3/bin/celestia'. Please check your $PATH variable to see whether it contains the mentioned path.

    bash: celestia: command not found
    "

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    Default Re: applications for root only??

    > no, i don't get any error message. when i start it as a normal user it
    > just does nothing. it starts only when i log in as root



    hot tip: NEVER log into KDE as root, just doing that causes some
    permission problems that are tough to figure out and fix..

    carefully and completely read the following which give the SAFE way
    to become and use root powers: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciprianvilau View Post
    no, i don't get any error message. when i start it as a normal user it just does nothing. it starts only when i log in as root



    about starting in konsole: i'm noob in linux, so tell me if i do it right: i open gnome terminal (i use gnome), cd to folder where the app is installed (cc@linux-4v04:/opt/kde3/bin>" and i type "celestia"

    the message is
    "cc@linux-4v04:/opt/kde3/bin> celestia

    Program 'celestia' is present in package 'celestia', which is installed on your system.

    Absolute path to 'celestia' is '/opt/kde3/bin/celestia'. Please check your $PATH variable to see whether it contains the mentioned path.

    bash: celestia: command not found
    "
    Check your $PATH variable. Go into terminal and type:
    Code:
    echo $PATH
    and search for this path: /opt/kde3/bin/. If it isn't there then you need to edit the $PATH variable.
    In your home directory open the file: .bashrc - hidden file. Scroll to the end and add the lines:
    Code:
    PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde3/bin/
    export PATH
    Open the terminal and try to start celestia.

    You don't need to be logged in as root - never log in as root. You can start KDE programs with kdesu or sudo <command>
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReindeerSkinner View Post
    >


    hot tip: NEVER log into KDE as root, just doing that causes some
    permission problems that are tough to figure out and fix..

    carefully and completely read the following which give the SAFE way
    to become and use root powers: SDB:Login as root - openSUSE

    i use gnome. i logged in as root several times but just for copying some icon themes ...i didn't do anything else

    Quote Originally Posted by ram88 View Post
    Check your $PATH variable. Go into terminal and type:
    Code:
    echo $PATH
    and search for this path: /opt/kde3/bin/. If it isn't there then you need to edit the $PATH variable.
    In your home directory open the file: .bashrc - hidden file. Scroll to the end and add the lines:
    Code:
    PATH=$PATH:/opt/kde3/bin/
    export PATH
    Open the terminal and try to start celestia.

    You don't need to be logged in as root - never log in as root. You can start KDE programs with kdesu or sudo <command>

    well, the path exists when i type echo $PATH

    i tried "sudo celestia" command, but it says something about /home/cc/ICEauthority that can't be accessed or something...


    anyway, since i want to reinstall the system i deleted the ICEauthority file and now celestia works just fine as a normal user

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