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    problems with command-line install

    ok, here's the scoop; I installed a command-line installation (8.10) to a SanDisk Mini flash drive. It installed just fine. It boots up great too, but whenever i try to edit or add or move a file, it kept telling me i needed administrative powers. If i use sudo then it works fine. It doesn't do that with regular ubuntu installs. How can i make it stop doing that.

    The other problem is that whenever i try to play a mp3 file with mplayer, it starts to play but there's no sound. But, if i use sudo, there is sound.

    I have alsa-base installed to, but i can only run asla-mixer with sudo.

    any help is appreciated.

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    Re: problems with command-line install

    If you are trying to move, delete,copy etc.. files that are not in your /home folder then you will need to use sudo this applies to the "normal" ubuntu install. If you are doing work where you need admin rights alot you can use
    Code:
    sudo -s
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    Re: problems with command-line install

    Whenever I try to move or edit something in my home directory, it keeps telling me that i have insufficient privileges.

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    Re: problems with command-line install

    What is the permissions for your /home folder
    Code:
    ls -l  /home
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