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my user lot its rights...

Postby FDF » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:14 am

hi, i have updated recently.

since, I have restarted, I have a major problem.
everything work fine, I can use the terminal, even install software as root... as usual
but when I try to launch some less basic software as firefox or libreoffice, it fails. It is always a problem of reading or identification.
I have tried to run firefox as root to see. it works.

So it seems the user with its normal rights can't access some setting files, or something like that.

Do you have any ideas of what I could do?

Thanks

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Re: my user lot its rights...

Postby Flemur » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:34 am

"It is always a problem of reading or identification."

Such as?

You might make sure you own your ~/.mozilla directory:

$ chown -R ~/.mozilla yourusername

If it complains, then you didn't own it! Then...

$ sudo chown -R ~/.mozilla yourusername
Mint 18 Mate/fluxbox/pulse-less - Xubuntu 16.04/fluxbox/pulse-less
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?

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[Solved] Re: my user lot its rights...

Postby FDF » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:42 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

The ownership was the first thing I checked with ls -al
However, I tried to reforce the ownership with chown

it hasn't change anything

By the way the error message from firefox is "the application can't identify itself"

BR

[edit]
I have found the cause of my problem.

It was a disk space problem. I have purged and it works normally now.

Thanks for your help anyway


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