new guy checking in has new problem(s)

Karl Larsen k5di at
Mon Jul 21 17:59:34 UTC 2008

Jimmy Montague wrote:
> I did sudo nautilus. I gave it my password. Nautilus opened. So far as I
> can tell, Nautilus won't do anything with permissions. The word
> "Permissions" appears nowhere in Nautilus, so far as I can tell.
> Try again?
> Jimmy
> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 12:22 -0500, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>> Jimmy Montague <rhetoric102 at>  said:
>>> Problems include the fact that I have no idea where it mounts, and I
>>> can't write to it. If I try to write to it, a dialog tells me that I
>>> don't have permission and I should contact root to correct the problem
>>> (The poor penguin doesn't know that in this house, "root" is a
>>> dipshit). So the drive is there, but it's useless.
>>> Advice?
>> The typical mount point is in /media.
>> Open the drive in Nautilus and check permissions.  You may have to sudo
>> into Nautilus in order to change permissions.
>> <sudo nautilus>
>> Cybe R. Wizard
>> -- 
>> Nice computers don't go down.
>> 	Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
>> 		"The Barsoom Project"
    I have lost track of what you have running! It sounds like some kind 
of Linux is running as root! When you log into your Linux do you login 
as root? I login as a user like 99% of others do.

    So please give us a lot more info on your system(s).



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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