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    Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Hi guys ,

    1) I cant find System->Administration->software sources.

    2) I cant acces System->Administration-> Users and groups.
    I get the error: "The configuration could not be loaded.
    you are not allowed to access the system configuration"


    Thanks for helping.

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    Red face Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    You certainly should be able to find them; try a fresh installation.


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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Rany Albeg View Post
    Hi guys ,

    1) I cant find System->Administration->software sources.

    2) I cant acces System->Administration-> Users and groups.
    I get the error: "The configuration could not be loaded.
    you are not allowed to access the system configuration"
    Check System, Preferences, Main Menu to see if Software Sources has been disabled. If that doesn't work, you can create a launcher for it using this as command:
    Code:
    gksu --desktop /usr/share/applications/software-properties.desktop /usr/bin/software-properties-gtk
    You are running Gnome, correct?

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    or you could use my generator in my sig to generate the sources.list

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Yes i do work with GNOME.

    Well i saw im "Main Menu" that "softwar sources" is disabled.
    I tried to enable "software sources" but when i checked the box
    the V sign disappears.
    Do i need a special permission for that?

    Also what about the access to "Users and Groups" , do you have any idea?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Check Main Menus settings again, and make sure Administration (under System) is checked. That would explain why both Software Sources and Users & Groups are missing.

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    I cant understand what you mean.
    i go System->Administration->Main Menu

    and Administration is a category , i cant check it.
    can u explain again in details? im a beginner so its quite hard.

    Thank you all for helping.

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    It looks as though you are trying to do things that require 'administrator' privileges from a user account that doesn't have them.

    You can only change this from an account that does have admin privileges. (It's a basic security feature to stop unauthorised users from meddling with the machine.)

    Go to System -> Administration -> Users and Groups.
    Click on 'Unlock' and enter password.
    Then select the username you wish to give admin privileges to, then click on Properties, then select User Privileges tab, then tick the boxes you want, then click on OK to save.

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Thanks , but i mentioned before that when i try to go Users and Groups i get an error "The configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to access the system configuration"

    Must be a way to edit some file under su , am i right?

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    Re: Cant find software sources \ cant acces users and groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Rany Albeg View Post
    Thanks , but i mentioned before that when i try to go Users and Groups i get an error "The configuration could not be loaded. You are not allowed to access the system configuration"

    Must be a way to edit some file under su , am i right?
    You can check to make sure you're a member of the admin group:

    Code:
    grep ^admin /etc/group
    This should produce a line something like this, with the authorised sudoers listed:

    Code:
    admin:x:115:rany
    If you want to give a user admin rights, type:

    Code:
    sudo adduser <username> admin

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