Some questions for a newbie
welker at kmbs.com
Sun Jul 27 21:38:48 CEST 2003
I don't edit that many system files once the box is setup.
I just open a terminal and type su.
Log on as root and use vi to edit the file. You could use emacs, gedit,
xedit,or any other editor you like once logged on.
After you log on as root you could start xftree or xffm to do what
you want to point and click browse.
I don't really see the point in making it to easy to get root
Do every thing you can as not root.
When I started using Linux in 1998 I made a big mistake and still don't
know how I did it. I was not use to reading man pages and was trying to
figure out tar and gzip. Some how I managed to make the system one big
tarball and erased every thing else.
I learned my lesson. You can make tarballs and do just about every other
thing without being root.
Christel & Dr. Frank Biendara wrote:
> thanks for this very fast response.
> These are the answers to the questions of Jack and Rich.
>> 1) How can I start applications with root right directly from the xfce
>> panel. I emerged (installed) several "su" commands like xsu and gksu
>> but the best I got is that "some" apps start as root from the terminal
> The best exaple is that I will edit or view a system config file. For
> this I have to start my favorite file manger, it's xfe, with root
> rights. I will do it as a direct klick from the xfce panel so I have to
> use a single command line which is accepted by the panel. The way should
> be to "click" and then be asked for the password.
> So I cannot use sudo. I tried "gksu -u root xfe". When I say to start in
> terminal it works but then there is, in addition to the app, a terminal
> window open.Other apps like gedit won't even start with this. The
> concept of kde "start as different user" would be very effective here.
>> 2) How can I show texts in the xfce panel. The icons are great most
>> times but when they are becoming more it's sometimes hard to remember
>> which icon is for which program.
> Rich, you write you use text instead - but how? I can only add graphic
> icons directly in the 1st level of xfce panel.
>> 3) I set the desktop borders to 50 but all programs are using this
>> space so it's more or less useless
> To explain: I have my xfce panel at the left side - so I don't want to
> have other apps using this place. So I set the desktop borders to a
> value to avoid this. But the apps use this place even with this setup.
> The result is that the panel is hidden by the app or, panel always on
> top, the panel hides the app. BTW, I don't like the auto-hide feature.
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