bpremeaux at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 05:57:13 UTC 2014
>I right click on computer and select properties. On the permissions tab it
says I cant make any changes >because I am not the owner. So I am just
wondering who owns my computer?
>You do not have permission, no administrator rights, unauthorised access
etc.... is why I deleted windows off >of my system.
In Linux, you need to be root to change permissions. You need to open a
terminal window. This will put you at the command line prompt. In other
versions of linux, you would use the 'su' (switch user) command to get to
root. Ubuntu uses the 'sudo' command which allows you to go right to what
you want to do. For permissions, you need the 'chmod' command. For you
problem, you would:
sudo chmod 666 'filename'
You will be prompted for your password, but you will have given read/write
permission to anyone.
You should google the chmod command for linux to find out more. Google
basic linux commands for beginners would be helpful as well.
>I also see that I need to type in my password every time I install
>Surely Linux has a fix for these problems?
Requiring a password to install programs simply helps keep it secure.
People can't simply install whatever they want on you system without having
your password. This is what makes most windows based systems so insecure.
The average windows user has their system set up so that they can install
anything without having to type their password again. That means that
anyone hacking into or walking up to their system also has the same freedom.
Their is a learning curve in making the transition from windows to linux.
There are a lot of good resources out there to help you, and google will
help you find it. There are also web sites like www.linux.org,
On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM, Doug <dmcgarrett at optonline.net> wrote:
> On 06/06/2014 08:58 PM, Vinny Ray wrote:
>> I right click on computer and select properties. On the permissions tab
>> it says I cant make any changes because I am not the owner. So I am just
>> wondering who owns my computer?
>> You do not have permission, no administrator rights, unauthorised access
>> etc.... is why I deleted windows off of my system.
>> How can I fix this?
>> I also see that I need to type in my password every time I install
>> Surely Linux has a fix for these problems?
>> I hate to be blunt about it, but the answer is to find a distro that
> doesn't lock you out of root. PCLinuxOS is one such. You'll still have to
> put in a password to
> become the admin, or to load programs from Synaptic, but you do have the
> opportunity, which, as I understand it, you do not have in Ubuntu.
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