Tim ignored_mailbox at
Thu Jan 20 00:27:54 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-01-20 at 01:51 +0200, Kostas Sfakiotakis wrote:
> Well i was logged in as root at the momment . What am i supposed to
> do ?? Logout and login back again just to run Acrobat Reader  ????? I
> do believe that would be an overkill .

It's been years since I've logged in as root, since I haven't had to do
that.  When I did do it, to fix up some problem that I'd created, it was
a simple matter to "su - tim" to get a terminal in my user account, to
(more safely) do something while I was in the middle of repairing the
problem I caused in the first place.

For what it's worth, I'd somehow upset the permissions of /tmp, and that
prevented logging in as a normal user (it'd immediately log out,
straight after attempting to log in).  Not that I needed to graphically
log in as root to fix that, but I did need to get to a web browser to
research the cause, first.  And I hate using Lynx, seeing as someone
will suggest it.

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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