On 11/4/2009 7:47 AM, Karel Volný wrote:
On Monday 02 of November 2009 14:54:08 David wrote:
> You, sir, are advocating one of the major 'stupid Windows
> users' arguments for Linux. Run as root.
um, I still do not get it - why do you keep talking about
Windows? ... it is Fedora here
and you *need* to use root to achieve some things, like editing
configfiles or so
so, what is wrong about using Konqueror as root?
is, for example, Midnight commander any better? - or typing "cd
something; ls; cd something; ls ..." in bash?
is it just because you hate Konqueror, or you hate GUI in
no one ever on this thread was talking about "doing everything as
root" which seems to be the thing you argue against
> The point is, I believe, that to disable root is considered a
> good thing.
"is considered"? - no, *you* and a few others consider ... but
there is also a number of people that disagree - do not promote
your personal opinion to the ultimate truth(tm)
you want to babysit the others
I want the freedom
> Those that disagree with that thought and wish to
> open their system that way are free to do so.
no, they are not free - they have to overcome the obstacles put
by the other group
> Those that do
> not know *how* to do that probably should *not* do that.
> Makes sense to me.
to me, it does not - I really do not understand why should I
study tons of TFM just to learn how to allow me to edit a
configfile or whatever
set by step volumes (tons?) of TFM
1: login in as user.
2: as user open a terminal window
3: switch from the user to root using steps 3a and 3b
3a: type su - <enter> at the prompt
3b: enter root's password <enter> at the prompt
4: type konqueror & <enter> (the & lets you keep the terminal)
5: move through the tree to the configuration file location
6: open the file and edit it
7: save the file as edited
8: logout as root and then logout as user or just close the terminal
Simple enough for ya? This is Linux 101 stuff here friend.