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Old 04-03-2010, 03:24 AM   #1
TeddyBear
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Recently, my brother came over and fooled with the computer. He edited some aesthetic details (background, adding panels, etc), but after he left he told me the computer shut off on him randomly. I fixed that. Apparently, all it needed was some cleaning.

Now, however, after fixing his errors, I can no longer delete files or save files. When I try to delete things, a window pops up saying, "Failed to copy (FILE NAME) to "trash:///cdrom0": Failed to open (FILE NAME.trashinfo) for writing." I don't know what this means and I don't know how to fix it. Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 03:44 AM   #2
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Sounds like possibly something has gone wrong with the filesystem, can you drop to a commandline and post the output of "mount"?
 
Old 04-03-2010, 04:06 AM   #3
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"trash:///cdrom0"

First off, that is typically a "read only" filesystem. That is your CD-ROM/DVD drive so unless it has been formatted as UDF it is likely unwritable. If your CD-ROM/DVD has been formatted UDF then you need to make sure it has been mounted with write permissions and that you (as the user) have valid permissions to write to it.

To be of additional help it would be usefull if you told us things like: The distrobution you are using, the desktop enviorment you are using, how much reported freespace is availible where you are trying to save things, etc.
 
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