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July 14th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Hi All
please help
I am trying to copy a file I downloaded to my desktop called firmware_v3.tgz to /lib/firmware - I cannot drag it into the folder as I dont have the right permission(root) - what is the terminal command to do this. Please could someone put the correct command in a post so I can copy and paste it into the terminal to get it to copy - also an explanation on how to get sudo permissis would be great to drag files if it is possible.

I am trying to get TV working using this tutorial
many thanks in advance

July 14th, 2008, 11:21 AM
you can do:

sudo mv ~/Desktop/firmware_v3.tgz /lib/firmware/firmware_v3.tgz

and then give your password.

or if you prefer with drag-n-drop, then


and in the new window type:

gksudo nautilus

Give the password, and now you can drag and drop your files wherever you like, using the "root nautilus"...

July 14th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Hi Diafanos
Many thanks for that - I have been trying for ages to get a hauppagge hvr900 to work so hopefully this will help