[SOLVED] Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

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[SOLVED] Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by Sgthawker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:55 pm

I find this error message each time I boot with no sign of adverse effects that I am aware of.

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Here is my inxi:

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~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: Olorin-LM18 Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: SABERTOOTH Z170 S v: Rev 1.xx
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 3504 date: 06/29/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 32064
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 899 MHz 2: 901 MHz 3: 899 MHz 4: 899 MHz
           5: 899 MHz 6: 901 MHz 7: 900 MHz 8: 899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 950] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 950] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 950/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 381.22 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 2x NVIDIA Device 0fba
           driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 Creative Labs EMU20k2 [X-Fi Titanium Series]
           driver: snd_ctxfi bus-ID: 6e:00.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 480.1GB (19.7% used)                                      
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB                                
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDX48 size: 480.1GB                        
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 17G (74%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4              
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7     
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present                  
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 24.0C mobo: N/A                                     
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 251 Uptime: 21 min Memory: 1549.0/64368.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
Can anyone tell me what this means, and what I might do to resolve this error message?
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Re: Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by WharfRat » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 pm

If there are no other adverse effects then it's probably just that one file that changed owner/mode.

What does ls -lh /home/sarge/.config/kded5rc return
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Re: Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by Sgthawker » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 am

Thanks for your reply.

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$ ls -lh /home/sarge/.config/kded5rc
-rw------- 1 root root 32 Sep 30 08:31 /home/sarge/.config/kded5rc
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Re: Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by WharfRat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:40 am

sudo chown $USER:$USER /home/sarge/.config/kded5rc should do it.
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Re: Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by Sgthawker » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:01 am

That worked! Thank you. :D

You mentioned that file changed owner/mode, is this a common issue? I have not had something similar that I am aware of, but in my old Windows days I used to reinstall XP annually due to registry bloat and such.
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Re: [SOLVED] Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by WharfRat » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:11 am

To be honest I have no idea how the owner/group changed for that particular file :?

I'm using the Mate desktop version here, but I know when errors like that pop up it's usually a permission problem.
in my old Windows days I used to reinstall XP annually due to registry bloat and such
No need for such drastic measures here :D
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Re: [SOLVED] Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by Sgthawker » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:20 am

WharfRat wrote: No need for such drastic measures here :D
Amen! :D
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Re: [SOLVED] Error message "/home/sarge/.config/kded5rc" not writable. error at startup

Post by peterXP » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:32 pm

I, too, have just had this error, with a fresh install of KDE Neon 5.8.8 LTS. Interestingly, all the 180 or so files in my .config directory were owned by user, except kded5rc and kalarmrc.

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