Permissions, root, and admin privileges
Your Elive system is a very secured operating system, the users are only allowed to do the things that they needs to do, but they can't broke the system for example, like you can see that when you need to configure something of the system you need to insert the admin (root) password in order to continue.
Some users thinks that the best way to have full permissions is to work in root mode, that's totally not true, root has even LESS permissions for a lot of things than normal users, a lot of applications won't work in root mode.
The problem comes from the moment that Elive want to have a user-friendly way that the (even the more unexperienced) user want to do 'anything' that requires root privileges... so, we need to explain how to use the terminal to this user ? or what about saying to open vim to somebody that has never touched to it ? sounds hard...
So Elive has found the best way to do all that !
Just open your file-manager, (where you have all the files...), and right-click anywhere (out of any icon) and you can see a special entry called: Admin Mode, if you click to it, by requesting the admin password will open you another file-manager in root mode, now the user can do ANYTHING from it... first of all he can browse all the files of the system, he can copy, move, remove... he can click on a configuration file and edit it with a graphical editor instead to be scared from the geek-friend saying now open nano, also, any type of file (icon) are associated to a default application, what more easy than this ? He can even right click again and then open a terminal, so it will have a ROOT terminal !
Tips and Tricks by Thanatermesis on the Elive World :Ã¾