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    Default adding new themes to 12.2 gnome cinnimon

    I installed 12.2 gnome recently with cinnimon and cant add new themes. When I try to move the new theme to the themes folder it keeps saying iam not the owner and dont have permission. Whats the secret to adding new theme?

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    Default Re: adding new themes to 12.2 gnome cinnimon

    open terminal and change the ownership of the required files and folders using following command

    "sudo chown -R <username> <targetdirectoryName>"<== this will recursively change ownership of all the files and folders inside <targetdirectoryName> to this user<username>
    <username> is generallyt your home folder name
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    Default Re: adding new themes to 12.2 gnome cinnimon

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    open terminal and change the ownership of the required files and folders using following command

    "sudo chown -R <username> <targetdirectoryName>"<== this will recursively change ownership of all the files and folders inside <targetdirectoryName> to this user<username>
    <username> is generallyt your home folder name

    thank you so very much just what I needed to know. I wish they would just add a right click open as super user or administrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashtonford View Post
    thank you so very much just what I needed to know. I wish they would just add a right click open as super user or administrator.
    You are absolutely right. Linux is strictly for advanced users. But once you get the hang of things it would be awesome.
    Remember if you see an "X" icon on the file or folder you are not its owner . Start running "chown" if you want to own them and as you would already know we should not go around running this command outside our "home" folders :-)
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    On 12/06/2012 07:16 AM, vazhavandan wrote:
    > You are absolutely right. Linux is strictly for advanced users.


    i disagree completely. why? i set up a machine for a retired/grandmother
    type in Denmark who could only barely use her Windows..

    loaded KDE, gave her a several years old booklet (from Red Hat) on Gnome
    and told her there would be some differences..

    i did not give her the root password and she used the machine for
    several years with few questions and no _system_ problems..

    simple.

    now, your claim is true with just a little rewording:

    System administration of Linux is strictly for Linux experienced users
    willing to study the details of administration procedures and
    techniques--and, almost no experience with non-*nix systems is helpful
    in advancing to a level of competent system administration.

    ymmv

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    Default Re: adding new themes to 12.2 gnome cinnimon

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    On 12/06/2012 07:16 AM, vazhavandan wrote:
    > You are absolutely right. Linux is strictly for advanced users.


    i disagree completely. why? i set up a machine for a retired/grandmother
    type in Denmark who could only barely use her Windows..

    loaded KDE, gave her a several years old booklet (from Red Hat) on Gnome
    and told her there would be some differences..

    i did not give her the root password and she used the machine for
    several years with few questions and no _system_ problems..

    simple.

    now, your claim is true with just a little rewording:

    System administration of Linux is strictly for Linux experienced users
    willing to study the details of administration procedures and
    techniques--and, almost no experience with non-*nix systems is helpful
    in advancing to a level of competent system administration.

    ymmv

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    Now that is funny. Loaded KDE and gave her a GNOME booklet :-)
    When i started using linux with openSUSE 11 i remember copying content from pen/flash/usb drive or whatever you call it and they had some ownership issues(they had x icons marked all over them in nautilus) and these files were from a windows machine. I had to change ownership of the files after copying them onto my machine. Things have improved by leaps and bounds from around that version though. Linux/openSUSE is much more newbie friendly nowadays :-) .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashtonford View Post
    thank you so very much just what I needed to know. I wish they would just add a right click open as super user or administrator.
    That would break the security layers that have been carefully built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashtonford View Post
    thank you so very much just what I needed to know. I wish they would just add a right click open as super user or administrator.
    Mint does have this - I think it's a Nautilus extension, you might want to look into it. (I'm referring to Mint 13 - Mint 14 dropped Nautilus.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golbats_Everywhere View Post
    Mint does have this - I think it's a Nautilus extension, you might want to look into it. (I'm referring to Mint 13 - Mint 14 dropped Nautilus.)
    I can easily create this menu using a dirty hack in GNOME 3.4.2. It should be possible in Cinnamon too. But as said by the admins i am not THE security expert . Here goes the explanation.
    I have two users on my system "mantis" and "test" .i am logging in as mantis and i see x mark on of them. The link "series.txt" is being owned by "test" and i am logged in as mantis.

    I am not owner :-(

    Add Alacarte Entry(you can find Alacarte installed on your system)

    Locate new openwith menu (right click on file ) created in alacarte

    Change owner from test to mantis and close the new nautilus
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    Default Re: adding new themes to 12.2 gnome cinnimon

    Quote Originally Posted by Golbats_Everywhere View Post
    Mint does have this - I think it's a Nautilus extension, you might want to look into it. (I'm referring to Mint 13 - Mint 14 dropped Nautilus.)

    mint 14 does have open as administrator and I have used it in 13 also. Its totally secure the owner still has to type in his admin pass word each time . Not having this option in a daily os is ridiculous.

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