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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?
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.
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.