While i am well aware that typically you need to enter your root password to install things like GIMP from the software repository, I'm having a bit of an odd problem.
In order to install a theme to Docky, I had to set permissions to allow me to extract the theme to that folder. The folder was located in another folder located in "usr". So, I did the simplest thing I could think of, go to the directory BEFORE "usr" and
chmod -R 777 usr
woot! Success! I can now extract to the correct folder!
Ok, so now i want to install Banshee, i get a permissions error.. fine, i do the
yum install banshee
But now i want to install the Gnome-Do package for banshee.. permission error. Drats.
Maybe its just banshee? Nope.. GIMP, or anything in the software repository using the "add software" app gives the error (attached will be a screencap)
Heres the thing, i cant enter my password, the error pops up where the password entry SHOULD be, and then the screen closes way to fast to read (hence i had to screencap it)
Ok, so i went back to usr and used chmod -R and gave it RWXR-XR-X, and a few other options. so far nothing
Any help? I think I didnt FUBAR it, but user error strikes again!