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how to run a program as superuser?

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  • Started 7 years ago by bamsan
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bamsan
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I managed to install ubuntu 7.04 ultimate gamerz on my amd athlon desktop with 2gb ram and ati radeon x1300. I tried to install the ati drivers which I got from companion dvd of a magazine. The name of the driver is ati-x86.x86_64.run, size more than 30 mb. When I first double clicked the file, it was unrecognised. So I change the properties to "executable". Now it run, creating a folder and unpack files into it, then popped this message: "must run as supervisor" or something like that, then deleted the folder. My question is: how to run a program as superuser?

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michael
Posts: 568

Hmmz. Try going into "Users" and changing your usergroup to root?

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Teufel
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If you are Ok with using the command line, here are some instructions from Ubuntu community docs;

URL: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

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jd2066
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@michael: That would not work. In fact it would probably cause some permission and security problems.

@bamsan: The instructions at the link Teufel posted will probably work better then running that file from a CD as the one on the CD probably wasn't designed for installing on Ubuntu.

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bamsan
Posts: 80

Ok. Thanks for the tips. Hope to be free from the horrible vesa soon

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michael
Posts: 568

Yeah - you want to upgrade your video card for that, I would think.

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Posted 6 years ago
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