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jjtech
post Jun 12 2003, 10:27 AM
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I need a little help with this. I just got my Zaurus about a month ago and really like the functionality of it. I have recently upgraded to v3.10 Sharp ROM - so much better than the last!
Anyway, I am trying to install Rotation Plugin. However I need to install the rotation fonts in order to make this work. I figured out that they need to go to the opt/QTPalmtop/lib/fonts folder, however I get a permissions error when I try to copy the new fonts in (or even trying to deleted the old ones).
Where do I login in as administrator; or the equivalent function? I work on an AIX system everyday, so am at least somewhat familiar with UNIX, but I get lost in the various Linux flavors sometimes, when they are missing commands/features I am used to in AIX.
I'd appreciate any help anyone could give with this.
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offroadgeek
post Jun 12 2003, 11:15 AM
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If you are doing the copy via terminal, you can simply "su" to root, and it won't even ask for a password, unless you've previously change the root password from the default nothing.

Many people don't like the added security of having multiple users (root & zaurus) on the Z, especially since it's clearly a single user device. I believe people are working on modified roms to get around this.

Hope this helps!
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offroadgeek
post Jun 12 2003, 11:18 AM
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forgot one more point... if you are coping via file manager, just click and hold the file manager launcher and a window will pop up which will allow you to check the "run as root" option. You can then launch file manager to navigate and copy/paste/delete without permission problems.

another note - you have to check that "run as root" option each time before launching file manager, if you want the same privelages... basically it's not permanent option.
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jjtech
post Jun 12 2003, 11:48 AM
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TOTALLY forgot about su - Duh!!! :oops:
Thanks.
That is a big help with the file manager tip also! A bit faster to use FM instead of Term when moving large amount os files
I knew it was a simple answer, just couldn't think of it.
Thanks again!! :oops:
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