View Full Version : User permissions

2nd February 2007, 06:50 PM
I am a linux n00b so please go easy on me. I installed fc6 just last night. I am having 2 problems so far, I don't know how to set my permissions for my account to be admin which means I cant save changes made to sysfiles. Also I can't find the machine name In the samba file, any help would be great. Thank you for your time

2nd February 2007, 07:30 PM
You cant be admin (in Linux it is ROOT) like in MS. If you want to edit sysconfig-files, you should open a console (in KDE: rightclick on the desktop ->open console). Type in "su", enter rootpassword, hit return. Now you are root. If you type "konqueror" then your filebrowser (and webbrowser also) comes up. With it you can edit every file you want. BUT NEVER SURF THE INTERNET AS ROOT!!!!! Close the konqueror as soon as possible.

As for samba (muste be su for making changes): type "system-config-network" change the name of the machine. For configuring samba it would be easier to type "system-config-samba".

Good luck, and welcome to Fedora!