[xubuntu-users] Trash doesn't work.

Keith Powell keith at keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk
Fri Jan 6 08:02:55 UTC 2012

On 05/01/2012 9:01 PM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
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> On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:10:18 +0000
> Keith Powell<keith at keithg4jvx.force9.co.uk>  wrote:
>> I have been trying the liveCD of Xubuntu 11.10 for several days now, to
>> see if I want to install it. Very pleased with it, except for one
>> problem. The Trash can doesn't work.
>> If I try to put anything in it, I get the message "Unable to find or
>> create trash directory". It's the same whether I use the desktop icon or
>> the bottom panel applet.
>> How do I get it working, please?
>> I have no updates installed, owing to a memory shortage, and am
>> wondering if all will be well if I did install Xubuntu 11.10 together
>> with the updates.
>> I've searched but can't find the answer.
>> Many thanks for any help.
>> Keith
> Trash can depends on hard drive space being writeable. Since liveCD
> runs strictly from the CD, it can not read/write the files, and is not
> usable.

Many thanks for the information.

I didn't know that the trash can does not work on a liveCD. When I have 
run liveCDs before I mustn't have tried to use it.


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