New user questions

Gary Hodges fsunoles at
Fri Oct 28 14:58:48 UTC 2005

On 10/28/05, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at> wrote:
> Gary Hodges wrote:
> > New to Ubuntu, actually Kubuntu, and have a couple/few questions.
> >
> > 1.  I'm trying to install IDL and I think my problem is I need a full
> > root window, not sudo.  I've executed sudo -i which looks like what I
> > want, but the IDL installer wants to open a GUI and that fails.  In the
> > past with Sarge I've always used sux.  I see on the Wiki that kdesu
> > {GUIAPP} is suggested, but when I try that nothing happens.
> >
> If you look carefully at the menus, well maybe not in breezy but you can
> add it to the gnome panel - you can get a root terminal.
> Also you can do
> $ sudo su
> that will give you a root terminal.

Right, but it I still can't run the install script.  You gave me the
idea though to install sux and run "sudo sux" which did work.  At
least I was able to get into the GUI of the install script.  Still
can't get IDL to install, but that's another question.

> > 2.  When I open Firefox I get a nastygram complaining that
> > ubuntu-artwork is not found.  I installed that package, along with the
> > kde artwork packages but I still get the error.  ubuntu-artwork is not
> > in the path listed in the nastygram.
> ya I started getting that too, then upgraded to breezy and it went away.
> I'd say just change your homepage, it's really trivial.

I don't have a home page.  I open firefox with a blank page.  I have a
fresh breezy (Kubuntu) install too.


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