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    Default Root loging

    Dear All,
    Is it a way the allow the root rights to a user ?
    The use of nautilus is quite frustrating. I cant manage simple files, not even system files, as I want.
    Thanks in advance for the help
    Jerome

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    That is not actually a good idea at all: adding a regular user to the root / superuser group.

    I know it's common for some-one coming from windows but it's wrong for *nix as well as for windows.

    I do not think you are actually talking about "simple files".

    You have the proper tools to elevate temporary to the superuser to change what the superuser can.

    Since you use nautilus I guess what you want is: gnomesu (to run any gtk/gnome app as root / superuser). Careful what you do since you will be able to totally mess the system.

    I use kde so for me is kdesu, from terminal would be su

    Please have a look here for basic info: Concepts - openSUSE

    Also, isn't there a shortcut in the menu like "nautilus superusermode"?

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Root loging

    Not quite sure what you want to do, but if you mean that you want to be able to manipulate files as root, then use a super-user version of Nautilus.

    I think under gnome it's -

    gnomesu nautilus

    -or-

    gksu nautilus

    It's a long time since I used gnome, so I can't be more specific.

    Type that into a run box (alt-f2), or run it in a terminal.
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    Default Re: Root loging

    Quote Originally Posted by New_User_X View Post
    Dear All,
    Is it a way the allow the root rights to a user ?
    The use of nautilus is quite frustrating. I cant manage simple files, not even system files, as I want.
    Thanks in advance for the help
    Jerome
    This is on purpose. Users are not supposed to mess around with system files. Imagine what would happen if you moved the kernelmodules from /lib/modules to, let's say /etc. A definite No Go.

    BTW There's no such thing as 'simple files', certainly no system files beyond simplicity.
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    Default Re: Root loging

    Dear All,
    What I mean with simple file is for instance, a video or audio file stored on a usb memory card.
    gnomesu nautilus works.
    If there is another way, less dangerous to manage the indicated type of files/folder/disk, will be happy to learn.
    Thank You so far
    Jerome

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    Default Re: Root loging

    OK, now it's clear: you don't have access to files on external media you might assume to have access to. I hardly ever use Gnome, but others have had the same, i.e. only root access to external media. Please search the forum, I remember problem has been solved.
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    Default Re: Root loging

    Deal All,
    I found something in another thread to allow write access to a external disk.
    But when I try to modify right clicking on media folder, for instance, trying to share the folder, I get following error message:
    "net usershare' a renvoy une erreur 255 : net usershare: usershares are currently disabled

    I get the same error when I run the "gnomesu nautilus" command, even if the application is launched and seems to work.

    How can I able this?
    Thanks
    Jerome

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    Default Re: Root loging

    That's the wrong path: you're dealing with sharing the folder with other users/computers.
    Question: did you install with the external drive attached?

    Please open a terminal window and post output of:

    su -c 'cat /etc/fstab'
    The command will ask you for the root password.
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    Hello,
    Hereunder the reslut of the indicated command:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part6 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part7 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part8 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part1 /windows/C ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722512VLAT20_VNR3GEC3C72B8K-part1 /windows/D ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part5 /windows/E ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part9 /windows/F ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part10 /windows/G ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part11 /windows/H ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part14 /windows/I ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part5 /windows/J ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part6 /windows/K ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part7 /windows/L ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part8 /windows/M ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part9 /windows/N ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part10 /windows/O ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part11 /windows/P ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721075KLA330_GTG200P8G40L4C-part12 /windows/Q ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722512VLAT20_VNR3GEC3C72B8K-part5 /windows/R ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-HDS722512VLAT20_VNR3GEC3C72B8K-part6 /windows/S ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=fr_FR.UTF-8 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part12 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT721010SLA360_STF604MH0UVP9B-part13 /data1 auto noauto,user 0 0

    The disk I use, as other is a usb key, could be an mp3 device as well. They are not installed as a hdd, just plug and play disks.
    Thanks you
    Jerome

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    Default Re: Root loging

    Dear Knurpht,
    Any comment on this result?
    Thank you in advance
    Jerome

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