Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I just installed Ubuntu 11.0 and when I try to go into Root folder to add new wirless drivers it says I don't have permissions to access the root folder even though I am the only user on the computer and I am an administrator. How do I fix this?

share|improve this question
you need to use sudo ---> but can you explain exactly what you are trying to do - which windows, messages etc What driver are you installing, from where, using what instructions? – fossfreedom Mar 12 '12 at 15:27

If you are a fan of GUIs, press Alt-F2 and type:

gksu nautilus

You will have complete control over everything; you can delete, add, copy, paste, etc. with complete control and complete permission.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.