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manolakis 11-12-2006 08:52 AM

kde error
 
Hey there!!!
I am a newbie to Linux(Backtrack).
Is anyone familiar with the following:
Will not save configuration.
Configuration file "/home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc" not writable.
Please contact your system administrator.

Thanks

matthewg42 11-12-2006 09:37 AM

Can you open the terminal and enter these commands (and post the output here):
Code:

ls -l /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
realpath /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
df /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
mount
echo $KDEHOME

I'm trying to work out why this file is apparently not writable. The realpath command might not work - it's not often installed by default. Don't worry too much about that if it's says "command not found".

manolakis 11-12-2006 12:36 PM

KDE error
 
Thanks a lot for the reply
I tried but unfortunately it didnt work
First of all it can not find the realpath command
Secondly can you make clear what type of ls do i have.to use
( with 'i' capital or 'l' with lowercase)

Again thanks a lot for your time

matthewg42 11-12-2006 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manolakis
Thanks a lot for the reply
I tried but unfortunately it didnt work
First of all it can not find the realpath command
Secondly can you make clear what type of ls do i have.to use
( with 'i' capital or 'l' with lowercase)

Again thanks a lot for your time

No, you mis-understand me. This is not a fix, this is a way for me to gather more information so I might try to work out what is wrong. Please follow the instructions and copy the results into this forum. Just omit the realpath one.

manolakis 11-12-2006 01:14 PM

KDE error
 
Ok.
As you said i folllowed the instructions and i got the following:

BT ~ $ ls -l /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
-r-xr-xr-x 1 man users 244 Nov 11 02:38 /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc*
BT ~ $ df /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 74999356 7604360 63585184 11% /
BT ~ $ mount
tmpfs on / type tmpfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda1 on /mnt/hda1 type ext2 (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
BT ~ $ echo $KDEHOME

BT ~ $

matthewg42 11-12-2006 01:46 PM

I gather from this that backtrack is a livecd?

You should be able to fix the error message by doing this command in a terminal:
Code:

chmod +w /home/man/.kde/share/config/kxkbrc
...but I expect you'll have to do this each time you boot from the CD.

It might be an idea to inform the backtrack people about this one - it's a simple thing for them to fix. From their site, it looks like they're at a beta release of version 2.0, so if you tell them now, the change might make it into the release.

manolakis 11-12-2006 03:15 PM

KDE error
 
Will it be helpful if i say that i have installed BackTrack in my hard disc driver.
I am not using LiveCd.
In that case is anything else that i can do or it is better as you said to contact BackTrack people.

Really thanks for your help

matthewg42 11-13-2006 05:13 AM

I downloaded the live CD and loaded it up in vmware. Looks like a nice little distro! I'm using the version 2.0 beta - is that the same version you have?

When I go to the "BackTrack Installer" I get two options for the installation method: Live and Real. Did you choose the LiveCD option? That would explain why your / filesystem is type tmpfs. This is an in-memory filesystem which gets reset at reboot time. This means any changes you make to configuration files (like the permissions change command I gave above) will not persist between boots. I dunno, maybe not. Try it and see.

In either case, yeah, if you can mention it to the backtrack team they might be able to sort it before the release.


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