Complicated forum style

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7456/screenshotzp.png

Dont you think the style of this forum ugly(little bit)?>:)
It was better but now it is complicated.:
By the way I am not a Ubuntu user, I am just trying new version:P

wow, what an ugly desktop! :wink:

my point being: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Tony…

by the way, i see in the upper right the term “root” and wonder if you
are logged into KDE/Gnome (i can’t tell what that is) as root???


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dont get me wrong friend
I am Opensuse user, today i installed new version of ubuntu and didnt like it, i will back suse tomorrow :smiley:
and yes, i am bored of root password questions :slight_smile:

tony almeida wrote:
> and yes, i am bored of root password questions :slight_smile:

bad bad move! you should never log into KDE/Gnome/XFCE or any other
*nix-like graphical user interface desktop environment as root…

doing so 1) opens you up to several different security problems, 2)
too many too easy ways to damage your system no matter how careful
your actions (example: just browsing in your home directory while
logged into KDE/Gnome/etc as root can lock you out later as yourself
due to permissions damage), 3) and, anyway logging into KDE/etc as
root is never required to do any and all administrative duties…

so, always log in as yourself, and “become root” by using a root
powered application (like YaST, File Manager Superuser Mode) or using
“su -”, sudo, kdesu, or gnomesu in a terminal to launch whatever tool
is needed (like Kwrite to edit a config file)…read more on all that
here:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-runtime/userguide/root.html
http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd
http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh


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I am doing this action one year and nothing happened except home directory stuff as you mentioned
Now my all document’s permission belongs to root
How can i fix it?

Now my all document’s permission belongs to root
How can i fix it?
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Surprise, surprise! Just one of the reasons why DenverD and almost everyone else reading this thread would never login to the DE as root.

I would put all your root-owned data onto a memory stick, or move them to one location within your user’s home directory. Then change ownership with the chown command:

chown -R username directory

For example, if you have some files with root ownership in /home/joe/data then you could do this

sudo chown -R joe /home/joe/data

tony almeida wrote:
> all document’s permission belongs to root
> How can i fix it?

wow… a year huh? hmmmmm…ok, try this:

hmmmm…can you still log in as yourself, the normal user?

-if so, log in as yourself
-do a complete off machine backup

WAIT DON’T DO THE BELOW!! wait until you have confirmed you can
log in as yourself…and, report that back to here…AND wait for some
of the smarter-than-me guys to make sure you do the right things
(that is, below may not be good enough–i’ve never faced this before):

-open a terminal and enter/execute this:


su -                             (give root password when asked)
cd /home/[you]                   ([you] being replaced with YOUR ID)
chown -R [you]:users /home/[you] ([you] being replaced with YOUR ID)
exit
exit

-live happily ever after (if you can still boot)

oh wow! do you have documents/music/etc in both /home/[you] and
/root/[Documents or whatever] ??
(after writing the just above i went back up and said don’t do it yet!!)


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If this is true, linux is not for you. What you’re doing now is ignoring one of linux’s basic security features: the separation of system and users.

everybody got me wrong i guess
it is easy to change permissions
i just right click my documents folder and change permission from root to normal user and also group
i am not asking this
but still thanks for helps

alright i see some people is so smart than expected
i am not asking anybody to use root or not
i know the risks, i dont need your advice
and that was so rude to say linux is not for you
linux is for human beings, that means i am not even a human
lower being than a human because he did use root
oh can you believe that?
shame on you guys
it is not a big deal and i am happy with my root user
i am bored to type root passwords 100 times a day
i am using it 1 year and nothing happened
alright thanks for helps again

let us focus the forum style :slight_smile:

tony almeida wrote:
> i dont need your advice

you are welcome…

but, you won’t need me to tell you that this is the wrong place to
discuss suggestions for how this forum’s opening page should look…

nor, would you need me to advise you that you about a month late with
your good idea, read here:

http://forums.opensuse.org/forums-feedback/forums-comments-suggestions/436654-new-forum-setup-i-like.html


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DenverD i thanked you for your helps again and again and for other friends
i was just angry about linux is not for you stuff :slight_smile:
i didnt suggest anything as you see
i just said i didnt like forum style and it makes me uncomfortable
but i got nothing to suggest, that is why i wrote this area, just for chat
and wanted to learn if you like this style
now i see most people liked it
thanks for the link
personally i like mandriva forum style best organized

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2285/snapshot2c.png
alright, see opensuse factory :smiley:

forum style changed and back old one
wow i am in shock :slight_smile:
i think it is really better now :slight_smile:

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8803/screenshot2f.png

i am bored to type root passwords 100 times a day
i am using it 1 year and nothing happened

I am surprised of this statement. I never have to type my root password. If ever very rarely.
How would you know that nothing happened. Did you run an antivirus and a rootkit searcher?
Your system might be a zombie and you do not even know it.
While I agree that the sentence “linux is not for you” is wrong (as we are all human beings) I would rephrase it like it: “system administrative rights are definitely too much for you. You should get your system managed by a responsible friend and use a user account”. :wink:
This would be very human since a overtaken computer may cause damage to other systems (so it would be human not to do it, to the others in the net, whatever OS they might have).