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Matthew Wood wrote:

I am very new to linux, in fact i have only used it for about 2 hours before i wrote this email. i cannot write anything to the following directory /user/local/lib. I need to be able to, so that i an install MPlayer. How can i resolve this.

<html><DIV><FONT face="Lucida Handwriting, Cursive"><EM>Matthew Wood</EM></FONT></DIV></html>


Matthew, when you get time please read about file permissions! This should help a lot. But, to the immediate problem. You need to have "root" permission to write to those files. To do this issue the shell command "su" followed by the root password. Now you can install your program. Don't forget to "exit" the superuser position prior to trying anything else! You can cause irreperable system damage if you are not careful and knowledgable of what you do!

A tip from your old uncle Don


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