Root Access to Folders

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  1. Kev50027

    Kev50027

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    I keep trying to mess around with my One (install programs, change icons, etc), and run into a roadblock. When using the included File Manager, I am not root, I am user, and I cannot move most files around and mess with things. How can I open File Manager as root? Thanks.

    I'm also looking for help installing Pidgin and Firefox 3, but I might be able to do it myself if I can just get root access!
     
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    nack

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    1) Bring up the file manager.
    2) Open a terminal (file->terminal)
    3) In the terminal, su to root (the root password is the one you supplied when you booted the machine the first time)
    4) You're root, you can do file manipulation directly, but...

    5) "thunar &" will now get you a file manager window running as root

    If any of this doesn't make sense, just ask.
     
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    Kev50027

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    Thank you so much! I got it to work!
     
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    Guest Guest

    I'm trying to open my vlc desktop configuration file as root but can't get into it. I've tried "thunar &" but then can't find the file and I've tried su to root and put in my password but when I put the pathway in during the next step I still get permission denied.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    It's OK I worked it out! Was trying to edit the file directly instead of using mousepad!
     
    Guest, Jul 20, 2008
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    dandesigns

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    hit alt+f2 then try:


    sudo thunar



    you can even put the location like this:


    sudo thunar /usr/share/applications/



    and you're the master of your toy. :)
     
    dandesigns, Jul 24, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Thanks :D
     
    Guest, Jul 25, 2008
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