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    Of course.

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    You mean there's a GRAPHICAL root login in OpenSuSE? OMG that is so COOL. How do I do that? I don't see root as an opt in login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarahmarie View Post
    Of course.
    Sorry. Just checking, you understand...

    The fact that you get the same behaviour in the new user account suggests to me that something is not right here. I have done countless Gnome installs (kde too), and never yet had this issue.
    So as much as it pains me to say it, this seems like user interpretation. (But that seems unlikely too now, as you seem to have all your marbles)

    Tell me. Did this /home you are using get formatted when you installed SUSE or had it previously been used in any other install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarahmarie View Post
    You mean there's a GRAPHICAL root login in OpenSuSE? OMG that is so COOL. How do I do that? I don't see root as an opt in login.
    NOT Cool
    Don't do it ever!!
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    (1) I set up a custom partition table with 9 parts, I triple boot, and OpenSuSE lives on its own root part with a dedicated home part as well. I share my data amongst all my installs on a mega part, where my vids and media and docs live.

    (2) Will if I WANNA. I can pwn all over that install if I bloody well feel like it; OpenSuSE is just a sandbox for me anyway.

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    tarahmarie wrote:

    > (2) Will if I WANNA. I can pwn all over that install if I bloody well
    > feel like it; OpenSuSE is just a sandbox for me anyway.


    it is, of course, your system and you may do whatever you wish...but,
    if you do some things it makes it exceedingly difficult to have a
    stable/usable system as some of those actions introduce "strange
    little problems" *never* seen in a correctly administered system such
    as caf4926's.....so, he has no idea where to look or how to help..

    logging into KDE/etc as root is the first and easiest way to cause
    little problems (like the one you are now trying to solve) and "chown
    and chmod my [whatever!] directory" is the second..

    because of the wide possible permutations of potential damage, it is
    my experience that it is nearly impossible to track down exactly what
    file permission would need to be un-fiddled with to return to the
    correct, initial install state..

    because of that i try not to get involved in helping folks who are too
    smart to not follow sound advice like: "Don't do it ever!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    it is, of course, your system and you may do whatever you wish...but,
    if you do some things it makes it exceedingly difficult to have a
    stable/usable system as some of those actions introduce "strange
    little problems" *never* seen in a correctly administered system such
    as caf4926's.....so, he has no idea where to look or how to help..

    logging into KDE/etc as root is the first and easiest way to cause
    little problems (like the one you are now trying to solve) and "chown
    and chmod my [whatever!] directory" is the second..

    because of the wide possible permutations of potential damage, it is
    my experience that it is nearly impossible to track down exactly what
    file permission would need to be un-fiddled with to return to the
    correct, initial install state..

    because of that i try not to get involved in helping folks who are too
    smart to not follow sound advice like: "Don't do it ever!!"

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    When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
    (1) If I wasn't running an out-of-the-box install of OpenSuSE, it would be my own **** fault for modifying permissions without knowing what they do.

    (2) If I was merrily clomping through my install with root-boots, I would be doing so with the intention of wiping the install and reinstalling.

    (3) I am not rude enough to be an opensuse noob, change settings, and then expect you to know what I've done.

    (4) I am asking for help because in 3 years of modifying distros to suit me, running 10 different distros, and basically morphing my custom debian install to do my biddings, I have NEVER seen a file association problem like this. I am merely asking if anyone has seen an instance where setting a file association doesn't work. If so, my belief is that there may be an issue with permissions.

    (5) Ignore my strange sense of humor.

    (6) Where can I search for file extensions and manually define their associated applications? When I say that, I mean where in the file system. I will manually alter the extension association myself--assuming I'm able to use bash to do so, and that there's no weird permissions thing that happens in opensuse.

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    I have NEVER seen a file association problem like this.
    Neither have I, as I said already.

    I am merely asking if anyone has seen an instance where setting a file association doesn't work.
    Not for me. I can't recall all forum instances.

    If so, my belief is that there may be an issue with permissions.
    How so. The files play in VLC
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    When I say permissions, I mean my user permissions as regards config files. I presume that somewhere in the file system lives a config file that stores associations. Is it writable? Could the reason I can't change the association be that I dont have the config file permission? Am I able to manually edit it? If so, what is it called, and do I need to chown/chmod it first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarahmarie View Post
    When I say permissions, I mean my user permissions as regards config files. I presume that somewhere in the file system lives a config file that stores associations. Is it writable? Could the reason I can't change the association be that I dont have the config file permission? Am I able to manually edit it? If so, what is it called, and do I need to chown/chmod it first?
    If there is such a file I don't know of it, but I assume there must be something. However, your creating a new user and testing there proved fruitless, hence my scepticism on this point.
    Can you change it to any other player than VLC?
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