How to 'root-access' and delete a 'locked folder' at the desktop?
greenwaldjared at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 10:01:13 UTC 2008
What is the exact error message you get from the command-line?
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 4:27 AM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear everybody
> About one month ago, I downloaded 'hplip-2.7.12': a Linux driver for my
> HP 930C printer. I managed to install and to properly start using it. My
> printer works quite smoothly ever since that moment. However, one little
> but nasty problem still remains: I simply do not manage to remove the
> original download folder ''hplip-2.7.12' from my desktop. Whenever and
> however trying to remove that folder, I get the message that I do not
> have 'access rights to this location'. Attempts to simply MOVE away
> that folder from the desktop to any other part of the hard disk always
> end up in the same non-result :-) When looking at the folder properties
> via Konqueror or Dolphin, it becomes clear that it is a 'locked folder':
> the user is 'root' and the group is also 'root'. Under the heading
> 'access permissions' I see that only the owner can 'change permissions'.
> So, I tried a few logical steps to fix the problem. I switched to root
> status in four ways in order to clarify my owner status:
> * ALT F2 > kdesu konqueror
> * ALT F2 > kdesu dolphin
> * Terminal session > root shell.
> * Terminal session > root shell midnight commander.
> However, none of these four ways delivered me a possibility to
> 'root-access' desktop in order to remove or at least move to elsewhere
> the hplip download folder, away from the desktop.
> Is anybody able to deliver any clue to fix this little nasty problem :-)?
> Thanks for any reply. Respectfully Yours,
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