View Full Version : [ubuntu] enable permission change

June 20th, 2008, 02:28 PM
I want to do something really simple like change one of the icons but I am told -
you are not the owner you cannot change these permissions !?
how can I do this i.e. enable root

June 20th, 2008, 02:31 PM
type in terminal sudo su and type the password and change the icon using root.

June 20th, 2008, 02:32 PM
From the command line:

sudo chmod [options] mode file1

will change permissions as root.

June 20th, 2008, 02:34 PM
have a read here about sudo: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

June 20th, 2008, 02:35 PM
open a terminal

(menu) Applications > Accesoires > Terminal
and type
sudo bash
then you have a root shell.

to open a file browser with root permissions type

gksu nautilus

June 20th, 2008, 02:51 PM
I don't understand it I followed the instructions and ran as SU
changed the icon image through the location and it still did not change in the place I wanted it too... :(

June 20th, 2008, 02:52 PM
what do you want to do?

June 23rd, 2008, 09:25 AM
Funny, after questions like "what do you want exactly?" and similar, you don't hear from most people anymore...

June 27th, 2008, 06:36 PM
so you do hear back from me :)
I want to change one of my icons...
Oh dear I double posted anyway...
(slap on the wrist)
I love linux but I want to change icons etc easily
i.e. you can do this with windows with your eyes shut but when in linux you have to 2x post (yes thats me admin) and still its not sorted
BTW I am not a total noob as I have prob spent 50 plus hours on ubuntu just configuring etc but still don't get this ](*,)