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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:31 AM

Attempting to "Create a New Document"

 

right click on desktop....create new document.....empty document
 

 

Returns error

 

Error while creating file Untitled Document.

There was an error creating the directory in /home/brian/Desktop.

 

Error opening file '/home/brian/Desktop/Untitled Document': Permission denied

 

 

I also cannot take a screenshot...or copy a pic from my phone to the desktop

Unable to capture a screenshot

Error creating file. Please choose another location and retry

 

&

 

Error opening file '/home/brian/Desktop/IMG_0064.JPG': Permission denied

 

 

 


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:36 AM

Hi Brian - refresh my memory, is it LM 18.06 ... Cinnamon/MATE? Mate (couldn't resist that ... well I could have)

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:47 AM

G'day Chris....LM 18 Cinnamon/MINT    64bit......Cinnamon version 3.0.7


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:52 AM

Just a "holding post for now", have eating commitments, lol.

 

Sounds initially like the partition has gone "read-only", begs questions like whether or not you have had power outages with the storms, exited the computer prematurely to a full shutdown, &c?

 

Al1000 and others know a lot about this, other than that when I am back I can look into it for you.

 

Meantime you could run a command like

sudo fsck -fp /dev/sdXX

where XX is the partiition and number eg sda1.

 

This would need to be performed from another Linux Distro, or else a Live or Install medium like CD/DVD/USB as it cannot be checked from within the Distro itself.

 

fsck is like Windows Checkdisk. Report the output here.

 

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BTW cheers got that info, same applies. Later


Edited by wizardfromoz, 11 December 2016 - 03:53 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:02 AM

mint@mint ~ $ sudo fsck -fp /dev/sda1
fsck from util-linux 2.27.1
/dev/sda1: 255200/6823936 files (0.3% non-contiguous), 10559246/27291136 blocks
mint@mint ~ $

 


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 04:30 AM

""Sounds initially like the partition has gone "read-only", begs questions like whether or not you have had power outages with the storms, exited the computer prematurely to a full shutdown, &c?""

 

That makes sense/rings a bell......I was in the process of trying Redobackup this arvo and created a usb to do that..the usb showed some weird behavior....and the shut down and consequent restart was less then smooth.....a few times over !

 

 

I have just opened the home folder...then file System....right clicked on Home....properties.....permissions.....Owner = Root,   Group = Root   .............!!!!

 

Keeping in mind what you said about "it has gone read only".....

 

I opened the file system as root......changed the owners of both owner and Group to brian...clicked 'apply permissions to enclosed files'.....closed it up and voila !! ......pic below (screenshot now works too)

 

 

1zfrg35.jpg

Sometimes I truly amaze myself...(not often,,...just sometimes )

 

Now.....if I can just achieve a similar result with my Clonezilla usb which I can boot to...... but it wont recognise the Destination Backup drive.....


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:02 AM

Still gotta fly but mate - I've gotta hand it to you,  you've taken to Linux like a duck to water.

 

Just as an FYI my output from one of my sda1's is:

 

chris@yakketyyak:~$ sudo fsck -fp /dev/sda1
[sudo] password for chris:
fsck from util-linux 2.28.2
LM1806SarahCinna: 447455/2501856 files (0.2% non-contiguous), 3910238/10000000 blocks

 

so you can see there IS a little fragmentation with Linux but oh so small. :guitar:

 

As for clonezilla - start a Topic and I will swing by :thumbup2:

 

Later

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:04 AM

Thanks Chris....my apologies to Elaine for disturbing tea time


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 03:25 PM

 

Just as an FYI my output from one of my sda1's is:

 

chris@yakketyyak:~$ sudo fsck -fp /dev/sda1
[sudo] password for chris:
fsck from util-linux 2.28.2
LM1806SarahCinna: 447455/2501856 files (0.2% non-contiguous), 3910238/10000000 blocks

 

What exactly is the point of this? and how exactly will it help with Brian's solved issue?



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:40 PM

Top of the morning to you, Nick.

 

The question was asked before Brian solved his own problem, as part of a number of options I had to look at the state of the nation with Brian's partition.

 

Next up I was going to ask him to provide output on permissions, unless you or Al or some other came into it, with more knowledge in that area than I.

 

As it happens, "Sherlock" Hand solved his own problem, and all else is a non-sequitur. Happy outcome.

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 06:25 PM

Amen !


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

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