Hi all brave Linux veterans,
I am a raw noob to Mandrake Linux, hence the *dumb questions*. Please explain the answers to me in 12th grade english
#1- When installing any new program, do you always have to start out in root ? If not, does the readme tell you that you do not have to ?
#2- When going from kernel 2.6.3 to 2.6.8, do you *make* a brand new kernel or is that considered a *patch* ?
#3- These f***** permissions are driving me nuts. Short of running in root ALL the time, how do I quickly gain access to files and folders ? I usually run Mandrake 10.0 Official.
Thanks for your time and patience.
Steve in mickeyland
1: if you compile it is done almost all as your user, and su to root to do make install. The readme should tell you the steps. YMMV
now if you install from a packing system I expect it will have top be done as root, if I use "installpkg"(slackware, the best linux distro out there
) I have to "su" to root
2: If you work from the kernel source you will want to build a new kernel to replace the old one, a jump that great may impliment more then a few changes. your distro may allow you to add a new kernel though the package system already to go. YMMV, also how you kernel is built will also affect weather you can just add updated modules or not
3: could you explain what you being blocked from? you may need to just su or change some permissions on some devices.