werepenguin at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Aug 21 15:18:09 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 21 August 2007 02:11:11 D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Monday 20 August 2007, Rod Joyce wrote:
> > Aren't computers brilliant at reminding you how little you really know?
> That's what sledge hammers are for.
> I can't figure anything out, but maybe if you open the trash, and then
> right click in that window, perhaps the empty action on that context menu
> won't be broken?
> If all else fails, sledge hammer! Maybe start rooting around in
> ~/.local/share/Trash and see if there are any clues, like readability or
> ownership or something, and if all else fails, that's where to strike with
> the hammer to make the contents of the trash go away.
> D. Michael McIntyre
Thanks. Before reaching for my sldge hammer I checked the other users on this
machine - same problem. I rebooted and lo and behold the problem had gone
away. I'll remember your tip about where to look if it happens again, but I
suspect it was something to do with permissions.
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