In Linux, it is recommended to work in a terminal as a normal user and use sudo to run commands as a superuser in case you need root privileges for a specific task, instead of creating a root session with su and eventually shoot yourself in the foot (if you’re lucky), which is far more likely this way.


In a fresh Debian (Squeeze) installation however, sudo will not work. If you try to run sudo, you will get the following error message:

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Using curlftpfs, encfs, sshfs etc. in Linux as a normal user can result in the following error message:

fusermount - failed to open /etc/fuse.conf - Permission denied


The error occurs, because only root and members of the group fuse have the permissions which are required to run these commands.  To confirm that this is the root of your problem, enter the following in a terminal:

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The current situation

A lot of people use the “Adblock Plus” extension for the Mozilla Firefox browser to block annoying ads while browsing. This is understandable since a lot of web sites out there are barely usable without an extension like Adblock Plus and seem to deliberately annoy the user by putting flashing ads on top of, around and inside the content.

Those sites are responsible for the existence of extensions like Adblock Plus.

The problem