chris z Posted August 11, 2003 Report Share Posted August 11, 2003 (note for administrators/moderators.......i have another thread started concerning cdburner permissions. i didn't add this question to that thread because the topic here is different, even though it has to do with permissions. if you feel it should be moved to my other thread, please feel free to do so.) ok, here's the scoop. been using MDK for 2 1/2 months now. i'm still a newbie, but i'm getting the hang of things more & more each day. one thing that i find to be an inconvenience is having to have root priveledges to access cetain files or run certain programs. before you tell me the dangers of "root", i am well aware of the damage that can be done with root powers. i know that there's a perfectly good reason that Linux is set up the way it is, with all powerful "root" & users given certain permissions by "root" so that they can do no real harm. BUT, i am the only user on my computer. no wife, no kids, no roomie, etc.... i am not on a network. i have a firewal in place & set up properly. i'm not going to do anything boneheaded that will jeapordize my system or setup. and there are ceratin necessary things that i need to do that i can't when i'm user "chris" unless i su over to root. (ex.....cdburning......editing fstab.......running MCC.......etc.) for instance, to access MCC as "chris" i can perform the follwing steps: 1. click kicker 2. click MCC 3.type root password 4.click "ok" or hit "enter" or....... 1. click on terminal 2.su 3.enter 4.password 5.enter 6.type MCC 7.enter is there a way i can do something with the permissions to give me (as user "chris") more powers so that i don't have to go through extra setps to do things? again, with MCC as an example, if "chris" had root power over that i could just do: 1.click kicker, move point to MCC 2.click MCC 2 steps..........done! same thing with altering/editing certain files (fstab, lilo, ....). i either have to go through the terminal thing, or what i do that's a bit faster is run the KDE super user file manager, but that still involves several extra steps due to password requirements. ok, i know that all may sound trivial in the big scheme of things, but i was just hoping to be able to get some things accomplished in 1 step instead of 3 or more. so, is there any magic setting that i can do to give "chris" who can get into "root" any time he wants, more "root" powers without jumping through hoops? (please be gentle with your answers) :wink: Chris (alias "root") Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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