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Old 06-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
Evailya
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What is the out come supposed to look like because I have tried everything and this is all I get and the file remains locked
evailya@evailya-laptop:~$ su
Password:
root@evailya-laptop:/home/evailya# cd Desktop
root@evailya-laptop:/home/evailya/Desktop# ls
World of Warcraft wowmatrix
root@evailya-laptop:/home/evailya/Desktop# sudo chown evailya "World of Warcraft"
root@evailya-laptop:/home/evailya/Desktop# chown evailya "World of Warcraft"
root@evailya-laptop:/home/evailya/Desktop#
 
Old 06-19-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
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Looking back to your earlier post (#13) you list the directories/files on your Desktop and World of Warcraft is one. It shows evailya as user and group but with no write permissions. Log in to the terminal and do:

chmod -R 755 "World of Warcraft"

Make sure you are in the Desktop folder in the terminal. There won't be any onscreen output. Run the ls-l command in Desktop directory and see if you have write permissions.
 
Old 06-20-2010, 12:21 PM   #18
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I am so happy now after all of that I finally have my folder back to normal thank you so much
 
Old 06-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #19
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lol wow this just keeps getting better now it has locked all of the files in the World of Warcraft folder as well as the files and folders within the folders it cnotains and made them root users,

p.s I was able to go in file by file using chown to unlock all of them

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Old 06-20-2010, 01:58 PM   #20
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it has locked all of the files in the World of Warcraft folder as well as the files and folders within the folders it cnotains and made them root users,
There is no way that should have happened if you ran the command as user evailya which you should have done. As I indicated in my last post, this directory showed user/group evailya/evailya in your earlier post. Did you change that?

Go to your Desktop and run the ls -l command and post the output. Do the same in the World of Warcraft directory. You didn't need to do a chown because your user evailya was already the owner, you just needed to change permissions.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by wcc1776 View Post
Try using su instead of sudo, MEPIS doesn't have sudo enabled by default.

Wayne
Right on, Wayne.


bernied, djsmiley2k, & anyone else so tempted:

This is a MEPIS forum.

Please do not recommend sudo here -- MEPIS does not use it as std. way to get root privilege. The following may sound rude, but in the interests of not propagating bad advice, perhaps you shouldn't post in a forum devoted to a distro you seem to know so little above.


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