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bob_hilton
July 22nd, 2008, 09:56 PM
I'm having a nightmare with my home folder.

how do i take ownership/give myself permission?

i had permission this morning and have used transmission, sound converter and firefox. which of these would screw folder permissions?

Xerp
July 22nd, 2008, 10:03 PM
sudo chown -R yourlogon ~

bodhi.zazen
July 22nd, 2008, 10:16 PM
I'm having a nightmare with my home folder.

how do i take ownership/give myself permission?

i had permission this morning and have used transmission, sound converter and firefox. which of these would screw folder permissions?

What kind of problem ? error message ?

You can run into these problems running graphical applications as root using su.

bob_hilton
July 22nd, 2008, 10:38 PM
no error message but no bookmarks in firefox, transmission stopped downloading and the power button closed all gnome panels but didn't shutdown. there was an error when i logged back in but i didn't manage copy it. i'll post it later (when i get chance). also, using nautilus as root and changing the permissions on the folder wont let me enable read/write on it, it changes back to display '--' (without quotes) after a few seconds.

bodhi.zazen
July 22nd, 2008, 10:39 PM
Is your disk full or mounted as ro ?

bob_hilton
July 23rd, 2008, 08:56 AM
my disk isnt full but i think it may be owned by root. How do i check?

bodhi.zazen
July 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM
Can you post the output of :


ls -l /home

RuleMaker
July 25th, 2008, 09:23 PM
This will give all users full access:

sudo chmod a+x+r+w ~/<your_username>