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Old 09-23-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Can't empty undetectable contents of Wastebin in kde


Hi,

I canceled a sys backup in progress and now my Waste bin is at max and must be emptied. However OpenSuse 11.3 contradicts itself by claiming there is 0 in the waste bin? Perhaps there is a Bash command that would solve the problem. Have you any advice please?

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:20 AM   #2
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Try looking in
Code:
trash:/
with konqueror.
ciao,
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:24 AM   #3
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The first thing I'd try would be...

Open a terminal,

su to root

Then type

chown -R username /home/username/.Local/Share/Trash/files/

(substitute username for your user name)

Press Enter

and then try to empty the Trash as normal.

Disclaimer - I haven't used openSuse for some time. The above solution may not work, but won't break anything if it doesn't.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 05:13 AM   #4
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Thks for your assistance.


/ # chown -R nnjond /home/nnjond/.Local/Share/Trash/files/
chown: cannot access `/home/nnjond/.Local/Share/Trash/files/': No such file or directory
dhcppc0:/ #

Where is Konquer ? I have Dolphin.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 05:29 AM   #5
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Found Konkueror. Trash appears empty.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 05:48 AM   #6
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and what, exactly, is saying that your bin floweth over? Is there any evidence that the bin is full?
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-23-2010, 05:52 AM   #7
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It might be the Trash folder in Roots home directory that has the stuff in it.
Might be worth logging out as user and back in as root and see if emptying the trash from there does the trick.

Other than that I'm stumped for a solution.
 
Old 09-23-2010, 06:14 AM   #8
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When I try to transfer a file to the Wastebin it returns:

The Wastebin has reached it's maximum size, clean out the wastebin manually.

But when I open it, it appears empty and Properties claims there is 0 files and folders in it.

When I login as root I can transfer files to WB.

But don't know what to make of this

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Old 09-23-2010, 07:56 AM   #9
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Quote:
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I login as root I can transfer files to WB.

But don't know what to make of this
That's because root uses a different folder for its bin than you do.
You can check in the folder ~/.local/share/Trash/files to see if it's really empty or has loads of stuff in it.
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