Audacity as normal user [fixed]

Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Audacity as normal user [fixed]

Postby joeham on Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:30 am

I can't get audacity to save projects or process any existing audio files I've copied from a windows system unless I am root. Are there any groups I need to add my normal user to that would affect this?

Sorry -- my bad. When I copied the files I guess I was root or used root privileges. That meant that all the audacity data files where owned by root and only gave my normal user read privileges. Thus audacity could only play them.

Pretty much a noob mistake.
joeham
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:00 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Audacity as normal user [fixed]

Postby Husse on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:59 am

This is an important consideration - to be root at the wrong time can have all sorts of implications - like don't copy files in home with sudo :)
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19710
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden


Return to XFCE

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests