New installation Jaunty constant permissions problems
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 19 23:20:20 UTC 2009
On Tuesday 19 May 2009 01:22:02 pm John L Vifian wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 May 2009 9:44:03 am steven vollom wrote:
> > I just installed Jaunty fresh again. I changed all my mounting points
> > putting all partitions in the /home partition excepting root and swap. I
> > did perhaps make a mistake by mounting my /home parition as /home/steven
> > and believe that may be the reason I am having permissions problems.
> Could you be more specific about what sort of permission problems you are
In one instance digikam would not allow me to do much, because of lacking
permissions. Ark refused to allow me to use it because of permissions.
Certain folders that I created did not allow me to delete irrelevant data due
to permissions problems. e-Sword would not open due to permissions. Those
are the ones I remember, but it happened just about every time I tried to do
something. That is why I became so frustrated. I thought I had carefully
applied instructions relating to mounting and expected everything to work
better when i opened the fresh install. Quite the contrary.
A friend suggested, off List, that I should perhaps have mounted my home
directory as /home instead of /home/steven because of how the computer would
react to the /home/steven command rather than the /home command. All of this
is an attempt to make my saved data less vulnerable to problems with OS
crashes or application crashes. It also happened at a time when I needed
certain applications working that I did not expect losing. I was unable to
meet certain commitments because applications would not work that always had
> If a file has the wrong owner or group what are the current owner and
> group? Is it root? Is it a number?
When I have attempted to correct the problem, it has always been root. I am
alone and no one else uses my computer, so much of what is a concern in the
List is much more serious than my needs. Nonetheless, I want to learn how to
use my simple system properly. Someday it may be used for more serious
Thanks for your patience. Slowly but surely I am progressing. You last email
helped a lot.
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