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Old 08-31-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question remove read only attribute in user's directory


PC running Linux Mandrake 10.1 Official. After installation I copied my named user folder, sub-folders and files to a CD which naturally converted everything to read only. Later, upon an attempt at restoring my named user files over a fresh Mandrake install, my KDE won't launch. I realized that the configuration files were now read only and causing a problem for KDE.

I can launch into command line OK. How can I remove the read only attribute from the /home/myusername directory and all it's sub-folders and files - preferably all at once ; )? Also, any suggestions on how to properly back up/restore an individual user's directory?

T.I.A.
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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You don't remove read-only, you enable writing - a command like "chmod -R +w /home/yourname" would probably work.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks oneandoneis2. I did as you said but KDE still won't load. Any ideas to solve this problem?

I'm running a new hard drive with a fresh installation, but I'd like to recover my old address book, email, car mileage log, family photos, etc. still on my old hard drive. TIA.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:30 PM   #4
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What errors do you get?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 05:43 PM   #5
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Three errors total.

1- There was an error setting up inter-process communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was:
Could not read network connection list.
//.DCOPserver_localhost_0
Please check that "dcopserver program is running!

2- The following installation problem was detected while trying to start KDE:
No write access to $HOME directory (/).
KDE is unable to start.

3- Will not save configuration.
Configuration file "//.kde/share/config/ksplashrc" not writable.
Configuration file "//.kde/share/config/kdsglobals" not writable.
Please contact your system administrator.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 06:10 PM   #6
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Ok - when you do a "ls -l" of your home dir, does it have your username listed, and do the files show as having write access?
 
  


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