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simple 08-11-2005 12:51 PM

nautilus can't get into /
as the user, i can't view beyond /home/ can't look in / or anything any idea why? permission is set to allow "read" andi can't change permission to / as root.. what gives

spooon 08-11-2005 05:13 PM

Can you access it on the command line? What happens when you do these:

cd /
ls /
ls -l /

What permissions does it display if you do this:

ls -ld /

simple 08-11-2005 07:23 PM


simple@localhost ~ $ cd /
simple@localhost / $ ls /
ls: /: Permission denied
simple@localhost / $ ls -l /
ls: /: Permission denied
simple@localhost / $
i can't change permission at "filesystem" either as root.. but it seems find to me.. ty for the reply :D

jrdioko 08-11-2005 08:53 PM

What does "ls -ld /" give you as root?

simple 08-11-2005 09:02 PM


simple@localhost ~ $ ls -ld /
d-wxr----t 18 root root 4096 Aug 10 11:26 /
simple@localhost ~ $
oh yeah.. posted it but edited and forgot to leave it in

jrdioko 08-11-2005 09:08 PM

It's not set to be world-readable, so only root can read, write, and execute. It's also strange that the group is allowed to read but the owner isn't. I'll let someone else tell you exactly what to do, though, since you have to be very careful when changing permissions. If you type the wrong thing you'll end up changing the permissions of every file on your system with no way to get them back, and I'm not comfortable enough with what permissions every directory is supposed to have.

simple 08-12-2005 06:59 AM

okay thanks, hope somebody is willing to help.

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