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mr.rhtuner
8th February 2007, 06:11 AM
Hey guys, I've just installed Fedora 6 onto my computer and i've been playing around with it and learning it...but I'm stuck on a few things.

First of all, I tried to extract aMSN skins using ARK to the /user/... directory where aMSN resides, but it says "You do not have write permissions for this folder. Please provide another folder"
now, aswell when I'm looking through, I cannot access the /root folder in the ARK directory program.
Any reason for that? Any way to enable it completely so I don't have permission problems?

Also, is there a volume adjustment in Fedora? I want to lower the bass?
One other thing, I found that sending pictures (1.7mb) via aMSN can take a long time...any reason for that? I belive I have my firewall disabled.

I've searched but couldn't find much on this

thanks
bart

Dies
8th February 2007, 06:21 AM
The volume adjustment you can find in the system tray, just double click on the speaker and you should be able to make adjustments.

As far as the permissions issue, this is what makes Linux a secure system, the fact that it doesn't allow just anyone to make system-wide changes.
These are things you'll have to learn to work around but not in order to install skins.
Typically you can install skins in your home directory. If you're using gnome open your home folder and hit ctrl+h to show hidden folders. I'm not familiar with aMSN so maybe someone else can give you a step by step.
Aside from that you will need to get more comfortable with the terminal.

Here's a couple sites you might want to bookmark and go through, they're not Fedora specific but the basics are typically the same across distros:

http://www.tuxfiles.org/

http://www.lowfatlinux.com/

mr.rhtuner
8th February 2007, 06:32 AM
The volume adjustment you can find in the system tray, just double click on the speaker and you should be able to make adjustments.

As far as the permissions issue, this is what makes Linux a secure system, the fact that it doesn't allow just anyone to make system-wide changes.
These are things you'll have to learn to work around but not in order to install skins.
Typically you can install skins in your home directory. If you're using gnome open your home folder and hit ctrl+h to show hidden folders. I'm not familiar with aMSN so maybe someone else can give you a step by step.
Aside from that you will need to get more comfortable with the terminal.

Here's a couple sites you might want to bookmark and go through, they're not Fedora specific but the basics are typically the same across distros:

http://www.tuxfiles.org/

http://www.lowfatlinux.com/


Thanks for the response!
Like I said, I'm fairly new to linux so exuse my ignornace.

I'm running fedora with the KDE addition?...I was offered to install Gnome and/or KDE and I choose KDE.
I've been searching for a while and can't figure out how I'd extract these files in general to the folder they require without the permission message.

Dies
8th February 2007, 06:55 AM
Well if you're using KDE then just download the skin to your desktop then right click the archive and select extract here, now open your home folder with Konqueror then in the menu bar click on view>Show Hidden Files and find the .amsn one, open it, there should be a skins folder in there, if there isn't just right click and make a new folder named skins then drag and drop your new skins in there.
That's pretty much the same procedure for other stuff like media players.

http://amsn.sourceforge.net/devwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Installing+Plugins+and+Skins

You can also open a terminal and type :

kdesu konqueror

and enter your root pass, this will open Konqueror as root, then you can drop them into /usr/share/amsn/skins/.
But that's only necessary if you have other users on this machine and want everybody to be able to use the skins or plugins.


Get comfortable with the terminal though because some of these things are a lot easier to do with the command line once you learn the basics. It's a very powerful tool.