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SOLVED FOR NOW - What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:23 pm

Can someone tell me what software controls the displaying of the box which gives the ability to assign a name
to a folder which is being newly created - see attached screenshot ?

I get the input box as shown of the screenshot for "Brown-1" (and also for every other folder on my hard drive) but do NOT
get the input box on sub-folder "Spypoint".

The reason I am asking this is because I have just ONE sub-folder (see above sentence) on my hard drive on which I do NOT get the display of
the box which allows me to assign a new name for a newly created sub-folder - see my other posting at:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=297333
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:28 pm

I believe it is your file manager that is the software to control input of a name for a folder.

Nemo if you're using Cinnamon.
Caja if you're using MATE
Thunar if you're using Xfce

You probably don't have the permissions to write to that folder, so you can't get the naming box.

Can you post the results of the following commands:

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inxi -Fxz

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ls -al ~/Pictures
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:37 pm

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:28 pm
I believe it is your file manager that is the software to control input of a name for a folder.

Nemo if you're using Cinnamon.
Caja if you're using MATE
Thunar if you're using Xfce

Where is the subfolder Spypoint located? You probably don't have the permissions to write to that folder, so you can't get the naming box.
It is located at /home/Pictures/Spypoint

Previous to yesterday when I tried to create sub-folder "2019-07-05" for some new pictures that I wanted to import off of my trail camera
SD card, I got the naming function just fine, each and every time that I attempted and created a new sub-folder, it was ONLY when I tried
to create a new one yesterday that I did not get the naming function prompt. And as I said the naming function pops up on every other folder
other than the Spypoint sub-folder.

Thanks.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Please see my edited post above.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:42 pm

I am using Mate. Earlier today I tried fixing the problem by doing a complete removal of everything related
to CAJA and then went back and reinstalled everything related to CAJA, still did not fix the problem ???

Is there a way that I can edit just the permissions on JUST/ONLY that one subfolder ?

Thanks.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:47 pm

Please post the results of the commands I posted.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:50 pm

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total 16
drwxr-xr-x  4 wpshooter wpshooter 4096 Jul  5 19:33 .
drwxr-xr-x 37 wpshooter wpshooter 4096 Jul  6 15:13 ..
drwxr-xr-x  4 wpshooter wpshooter 4096 Jul  6 15:13 Brown-1
drwxr-xr-x 30 wpshooter wpshooter 4096 Jul  6 09:07 Spypoint

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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:53 pm

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Please post the results of the commands I posted.

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System:    Host: Linux-Mint-Desktop-19 Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 980 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0C522T v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A18 date: 02/27/2018 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 650 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem rev: 2 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 25536 
           Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1197/3192 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197 3: 1197 4: 1197 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop v: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.2 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell OptiPlex 980 driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82578DM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell OptiPlex 980 driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: ecc0 
           bus ID: 00:19.0 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 38.71 GiB (16.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS250G1B0A-00H9H0 size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 32.34 GiB used: 11.89 GiB (36.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: /home size: 180.97 GiB used: 26.82 GiB (14.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 14.91 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 174 Uptime: 51m Memory: 7.59 GiB used: 607.7 MiB (7.8%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.27

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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm

wpshooter wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:37 pm

It is located at /home/Pictures/Spypoint

Thanks.
Your Pictures folder should be in /home/wpshooter, not /home. (If your username is wpshooter)
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:05 pm

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm
wpshooter wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:37 pm

It is located at /home/Pictures/Spypoint

Thanks.
Your Pictures folder should be in /home/wpshooter, not /home. (If your username is wpshooter)
It is, I am just referencing /home instead of /home/wpshooter.

And as I said, the function works just great/fine on every other place on the hard drive, except for that one sub-folder. I just tried
it on download, documents and ISO sub-folders works great.

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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:10 pm

wpshooter wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:05 pm
JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:02 pm
wpshooter wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:37 pm

It is located at /home/Pictures/Spypoint

Thanks.
Your Pictures folder should be in /home/wpshooter, not /home. (If your username is wpshooter)
It is, I am just referencing /home instead of /home/wpshooter.
Well, that's not the same :wink: so I thought that might be the problem.

I'm working on an experiment for your situation, so I'll be back in a few minutes.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Also, can you post the result of this command:

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whoami
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:16 pm

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Also, can you post the result of this command:

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whoami
Thanks.
Shows:

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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:18 pm

I am going to create another sub-folder under Pictures and also a sub-folder under Pictures/Spypoint and see if problem presents
itself there.

After doing the above, I checked and the naming function for the creation of sub-folders worked fine on the 2 different experiment folders I created
from terminal.

Problem seems to be strictly isolated to the /Pictures/Spypoint folder.

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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Run this command exactly as printed (copy and past it to the Terminal) to change the ownership of all folders and files under Pictures:

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sudo chown -R -v $USER:$USER $HOME/Pictures
Now check your subfolders in Pictures to see if they have an X on them or not. Right-click on one of them and see if there's any message about the folder permissions being inconsistent.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Please don't jump ahead of me. It's hard to troubleshoot when other things are being done.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:32 pm

JerryF wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Run this command exactly as printed (copy and past it to the Terminal) to change the ownership of all folders and files under Pictures:

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sudo chown -R -v $USER:$USER $HOME/Pictures
Now check your subfolders in Pictures to see if they have an X on them or not. Right-click on one of them and see if there's any message about the folder permissions being inconsistent.
Sorry, but yes, actually I had already looked at the permissions on both Spypoint and Brown-1 and permissions, check marks, etc. all seem exactly the same.
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:38 pm

Let's take this from the top to the bottom.

In Terminal:

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cd /home/wpshooter

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sudo chmod 775 -v /home/wpshooter/Pictures
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by JerryF » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:41 pm

Then

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cd Pictures

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sudo chmod 775 -v *
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Re: What software controls input of name for creation of new folders

Post by wpshooter » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:45 pm

I just did all of those.
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