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Old 12-11-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
thecapitan2003
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directory permissions


hi im trying to copy files off a usb drive to my home directory under the gui file manager for debian the raspi wheezy version. all my directories give an error that I don't have permission to create new directories.... ive tried right clicking under home dir and changing permissions, but it says I don't have permission to do that...I just want to create a few directories and move files into em...does it really need to be this difficult? looks like only root has ability to change permissions, can I run my filemanager as root?
thanx for any help.
 
Old 12-11-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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Hi,

not sure why you home directory is like that. Please post the output of the following so that we can better understand the situation.

Code:
whoami
groups
stat ~
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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solved

I logged in as root and changed home to read and write for all solved... and got ultima 7 running well on unix
 
Old 12-14-2014, 06:19 AM   #4
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I logged in as root and changed home to read and write for all solved... and got ultima 7 running well on unix
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FYI you can run a file manager with root privileges using something kile gksu or kdesu followed by the name of your file manager. I use KDE so for me the command would look like this:
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kdesu konqueror
That's how it's done.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #5
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I logged in as root and changed home to read and write for all solved... and got ultima 7 running well on unix
Actually, you haven't solved the problem - just made your login insecure.

Your problem would appear to be that your home directory is not owned by you.
 
  


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