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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    You access system files as root.

    Either sudo or gksu (gksu of for graphical aplications)

    In a terminal enter :
    Code:
    sudo -i
    Enter your login password, by default there is no root password.

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.


    Here's something that happens when I try to install flash from within Synaptic.

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by zezuza View Post

    Here's something that happens when I try to install flash from within Synaptic.
    Are you online when you do this?
    Don
    Looks fine to me but then I don't know/care what you run

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don1500 View Post
    Can you copy your terminal screen when you get rejected please?
    Sure, gimme a minute to find what the hell I was putting in last night! Being so new to this, I've yet to learn all the commands and had just copied what I'd found on other sites.

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don1500 View Post
    Are you online when you do this?
    Sure am. I'm using the internet as we speak. I'm posting on here with the very machine that's disallowing me to do stuff.

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by zezuza View Post
    Sure am. I'm using the internet as we speak. I'm posting on here with the very machine that's disallowing me to do stuff.
    Land line, broadband, or wireless?
    Don
    Looks fine to me but then I don't know/care what you run

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by zezuza View Post

    Here's something that happens when I try to install flash from within Synaptic.
    I can barely make that out.

    Try running this in a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by Don1500 View Post
    Land line, broadband, or wireless?
    I'm connected by ethernet to broadband at the moment. I'm trying to access wireless, but Ubuntu disallows installation of the drivers. Additionally, I'm unable to install plugins as well, which I find odd because everything worked from the live CD. I'm considering switching back to my familiar Windows set up, bugs and all.

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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Ubuntu doesn't set a root password, by default you can't actually log in as a root user.

    In Ubuntu, by default the first user you created during installation is a "sudoer," meaning this user can use sudo with his/her own password. So login to that user, and add "sudo" to the beginning of any command you need to run as root. Then use your normal password when sudo asks you for one. It looks like you're not typing anything, but that's to stop people knowing how long your password is.

    Use gksudo instead of sudo for graphical programs. So to graphically edit some protected file use "gksudo gedit." You can just use "gksudo gedit" and open the file, or you can do "gksudo gedit /full/path/of/file" or "cd /folder/where/file/is/in ; gksudo gedit file".

    If this isn't working then your permissions are likely broken and we can help you fix that. However, since you at least seem able to run synaptic, and that requires root access, it appears that your permissions are behaving perfectly fine.




    In general, you will have an easier time installing software from Ubuntu's software repositories (via synaptic,) than you will if you try to download software directly off the internet and install them. Same usually goes for drivers.

    Have you tried using the driver manager (which is in the menu or you can run "gksudo jockey-gtk")? If that doesn't work could you tell us what graphic hardware you have?

    If you don't know, could you post what is the output of the command "lspci"?



    Quote Originally Posted by zezuza View Post

    Here's something that happens when I try to install flash from within Synaptic.
    I've had that error before! This is how I fixed it, (loook at post number six)
    Someone else also solved it this way (post number 26.)

    Of course your mileage may vary. And don't actually delete the files, move them to a safe place just in case it doesn't work.

    So instead of
    Code:
    sudo rm file
    Use
    Code:
    sudo mv file ~
    Which moves "mv" the file to your home folder "~".
    Last edited by MaxIBoy; November 26th, 2009 at 07:07 PM.
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    Re: All permissions seemingly denied.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    I can barely make that out.
    Ah, yeah, sorry about the smallish graphic.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldos2er View Post
    Try running this in a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    Yeah! That's the command I put in last night! Hold on; here's the error:

    Code:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

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