New installation Jaunty constant permissions problems

steven vollom stevenvollom at
Tue May 19 23:22:44 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 03:41:43 pm Nils Kassube wrote:
> steven vollom wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 May 2009 02:59:10 am Nils Kassube wrote:
> > > Never use "sudo dolphin", use "kdesudo dolphin" instead.
> >
> > Does this apply for all applications that are viewed and used while
> > in the GUI and not just graphical applications like gimp, digikam,
> > etc.  Or are all the office applications, browser, email, etc.
> > considered graphical too. (Trim)
> This applies to all applications which have a graphical user interface,
> not only to applications for handling graphics files. Otherwise it
> wouldn't make sense because dolphin is a file manager, not an
> application to handle graphics files.
> > Nils, a friend who prefers anonymity wrote off-list that my problem
> > was when I set the mount point for my /home partition as
> > /home/steven, I created the permissions problem.  If that is the
> > case, would it be better and less likely create future problems, if I
> > reinstalled and set the 'home' partition as /home instead of
> > /home/steven?
> I think using /home as the mount point instead of /home/steven makes
> sense. I'm not sure it is the reason for your problems but it is quite
> possible.
> > > sudo chown -R $USER: $HOME
> >
> > Is your solution the better choice?  Does it accomplish the same
> > task?
> No, those are different things. This command is only a way to reclaim
> the files which might have changed ownership.
> Nils
Boy, I have been such a poop in recent times, and now I am getting the cream 
of instruction.  The last three emails have brought much to light.  Thanks 


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