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Old 02-15-2005, 11:27 AM   #1
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Can't write to my home dir


In KDE, if I try to save a file from Firefox or Konqueror (haven't tried anything else), it doesn't save anything (they are both set up to save to my home dir). Firefox doesn't even say anything. Konqueror tells me I don't have rights.

I am, however, able to download and save to my home dir from XChat.

Any ideas? I am using the only account I have created so far. If I go into X as root instead, it will let me save files.

Thanks,
Seiken
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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Strange, but it just sounds as if you (and/or the system) haven't set the right permissions. You can use Konqueror to check the properties and permissions for the folder /home/yourname. Check that you are set as owner, too.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yeah, or a quick way is to open a terminal and do:

ls -alF

in your /home/username directory. It should list you as the owner on most of the files. You might want to also try to su into root and do a chown username /home/username and see what that does for ya.

My $0.02
 
Old 02-15-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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Try doing the following as root,
#chown -R username.users /home/username (substitute "username" for yours)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try them out when I get home and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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So it turns out subfolder (that I was trying to save to) in my home folder was owned by root. I must've created it when I was logged in as root. It all makes sense now. Thanks again.
 
  


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