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Old 09-01-2008, 03:37 AM   #1
Sky535
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/home/user/%U does not exist


Hello everyone,

I bought an Acer Aspire One with the Linpus Linux Lite version. I have never worked with Linux before so please assume I know nothing...

I managed to enable the advance mode and entered "add/remove Software". I added a few games and languages that were not activated and removed languages that I didn't need. (Did this all at once, maybe that was bad?)

When I restarted the computer and wanted to open a new Word document, I got an error message saying

/home/user/%U does not exist

Why did this happen? It worked before. And more importantly how do I fix it? Should I just add such a user? If your answer is yes, please tell me how?

Thanks,
Nina
 
Old 09-01-2008, 05:02 AM   #2
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Maybe you removed something with kind of dramatic serious dependencies...
How ever there is something wrong with the path variables if it's looking in /home/<username>/%U

I would recommend to add a new user, but I am afraid that I've never used linplus OS.
After you've managed it to add a new user, try opening a Word Document again and have a look if the failure still occurs.

Otherwise if've never worked with Linux before then give ubuntu a try.
Download the live-cd and start your system. If you feel comfortable with it you'll be able to install it instead of that linplus stuff.
 
Old 09-18-2008, 08:38 AM   #3
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I have the same problem when i open vlc and gimp. Do you find any solution?
Thanks

Carles
 
Old 09-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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No, sorry. I haven't found any solution. I used the recovery CD to reboot my system. I no longer have the problem with Open Office. But I also get that error message when I want to open the VLC player. However, after closing the error window I can use the player anyway. That was not the case with open office. That didn't work at all.
 
Old 09-20-2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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I found the solution somewhere else. Something like this, you go to the user/share/applications with the file browser and you right click in the application icon. Then you go to the last tab and erase the %U beside the application.

later
 
Old 10-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #6
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I have the same problem. Could you please explain where you found the detailed solution? Tnx!
 
Old 10-21-2008, 11:39 PM   #7
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open thunar from terminal

sudo thunar

go to

/usr/share/applications


right-click on the application and press properties

erase the %U

and it's done
 
Old 11-02-2008, 09:47 PM   #8
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Can't alter file.

I stepped through the instructions here, but when I click on "Properties" I can't change anything. If I open the file to remove the "%U", I can't save it. Is this a Linpus Lite problem?
 
Old 11-03-2008, 06:47 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by bep1952 View Post
I stepped through the instructions here, but when I click on "Properties" I can't change anything. If I open the file to remove the "%U", I can't save it. Is this a Linpus Lite problem?

You have to open the windows manager from the terminal with sudo thunar
 
Old 11-03-2008, 07:27 AM   #10
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If you are tired of the frustrations of Linpus you could always replace it with a different version of Linux.. I had my Acer Aspire One reloaded the same night I brought it home. I installed Debian with the LXDE desktop. It runs pretty good !!

Slackware
http://www.thev.net/cgi-bin/awki.cgi...amp=1222950371

Debian
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne

Arch Linux
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_Aspire_One

Ubuntu

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
 
Old 03-03-2009, 09:08 AM   #11
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Hi

I have the same problem on my desktop icons, it is saying /home/user/%U does not exist.

I've done the recommended fix from cspbcn and removed the %u using terminal with sudo thunar and I can access the applications via right click / office / spreadsheet etc, but it still give the same error from the desktop icon?

This happened when I did my first batch of sofware updates. My desktop icons for email and various things like live updates are no longer responding?

Can anyone assist?
 
  


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