View Full Version : [ubuntu] can't run certain programs on encrypted install

January 14th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Hi folks,

After trying out ubuntu for a while (and messing something up that required I reinstall), I installed karmic using the encrypt home directory option. Now I can't run several programs, such as Computer Janitor, SBackup, Software Sources, and Synaptic Package Manager (I can run Synaptic only if I launch it through a terminal using "sudo synaptic"). All of these programs worked flawlessly for me when I didn't have an encrypted install. I am very new to linux, the join date to the left is about when I started trying ubuntu. What can I do to get these programs working again, short of reinstalling without the encryption?
Thanks ^_^.

January 16th, 2010, 07:14 PM
wow, nobody has any advice for me yet? guess I'll go ahead and do a reformat/reinstall after all.