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  1. #1
    ciprianvilau NNTP User

    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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    ram88 NNTP User

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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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  3. #3
    ciprianvilau NNTP User

    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



    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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    ReindeerSkinner NNTP User

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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



    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

  5. #5
    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: applications for root only??


    ciprianvilau;1921006 Wrote:
    > 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.


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  6. #6
    ciprianvilau NNTP User

    Default Re: applications for root only??


    ReindeerSkinner;1921181 Wrote:
    > >

    >
    >
    > 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'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root)



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

    ram88;1921211 Wrote:
    > 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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