Dear Gene Heskett, On 23.May.2016 at 09:37 you wrote: > > This has all the clues of needing to: > cd to /home > sudo chown -R your-user-name:your-user-name your-user-name Thanks, but this didn't change anything at all. > > You should own EVERYTHING in your home directory. I did and do. > Running as root in your home directory is a bad idea... I "su" in a konsole to 'root' whenever a program asks for root-privileges (mc, aptitude, backintime to name only 3 of the most important ones) and according to the prompt then, I am in the root-directory not my home anymore. But I solved the problem in the meantime and it cost me a lot of sweat ans swearing. Some idiotic programmer has had the splendid idea to add in my ~/username/.config/mc/mc.ini Following: [terminal:xterm] # escape=h" # f1=\\e[M i*\\e[M#i* # backtab=\\e[Z # kpslash=Y0\\e[M#Y0 wihout the leading #. And only there, nowhere else! That moron. Thanks for your effort and kind regards.