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Month: May 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Permissions

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 09:37:14 -0400
On Monday 23 May 2016 08:45:49 phiebie@... wrote:

> Konsole is started as normal user. In it is invoked the
> midnight-commander. Keyboard-navigation and -keypresses are flawlessly
> executed. The mouse-cursor moves if desired all over the screen.
> Clicking *outside* the console starts the envisaged action on other
> files, but *inside* the mc-konsole nothing happens at all when
> clicking. gpm, konsole and mc all 3 are [ root:root 100755 ].
> When I however start the console, then su to root and invoke mc
> everything works properly!
> Where else should/could I look for the apparently missing
> user-permissions? Thanks.
This has all the clues of needing to:
cd to /home
sudo chown -R your-user-name:your-user-name your-user-name

Apparently something that resets things to be owned by root as been done 
in your /home/your-user-name directory tree.  You should own EVERYTHING 
in your home directory.  Running as root in your home directory is a bad 

And as a bit of old school myself, I'm glad to see another mc user, its 
the best swiss army knife ever.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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