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Can't change directory permissions...

Postby Foomandoonian on Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:50 pm

I'm trying to add a custom palette into my usr/share/inkscape/palletes folder, and I am unable to. It seems I don't have permission to make any changes to any directory in my file system, outside my home dir.

Is this normal? Why does it say I am not the owner? How can I fix it? (Why is the 'Help document user-guide/user-guide.xml not found'?)

Any help greatly appreciated :D
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:25 pm

That is a root folder. You need to be root to make changes to that folder. You can run "gksudo nautilus" in terminal to graphically move stuff us the simply use "cp" command in terminal.
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby Foomandoonian on Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:32 pm

Thanks Proxima. I actually just experimented with what little I knew and came up with 'sudo chmod 777 palettes', which did the trick.

I tried 'gksudo nautilus', and that popped open an instance of nautilus. I take it that I could use that to make any changes I need in future? Thanks for the pointer :)
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby lancern on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:21 am

Also using Xfce you can type "sudo thunar" and change anything you want..
Not sure what you do in KDE tho..I tried "sudo konqueror" and got an error msg :oops:
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby newW2 on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:38 am

sudo kate for KDE.
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby MagnusB on Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:55 am

newW2 wrote:sudo kate for KDE.

I hope you mean konqueror or dolphin?
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby newW2 on Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:12 pm

Sorry for any confusion.... it was late for this early morning person, so I'm not sure what I was thinking in my near stupor (only two beers I say to Dean Martin's ghost). I can only think that I meant to edit a file owned by root, the KDE command in terminal would be:
kdesu kate
instead of sudo gedit, mousepad, etc.
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Re: Can't change directory permissions...

Postby MagnusB on Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:59 pm

No worries, newW, just had to make sure you didn't replied to another topic :)
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