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    Default permission problem.

    need help, I am trying to add a theme and plug-ins to gimp but cant get past permissions.

    i tried su but it made no difference.

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    Default Re: permission problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Customize View Post
    need help, I am trying to add a theme to gimp but cant get past permissions.

    i tried su but it made no difference.
    If you don't have too many cutomizations to loose, just remove the hidden directory .gimp-2.6 in your user home directory (while gimp is not running) and restart gimp.

    As user, type in a terminal:
    rm -r ~/.gimp2.6

    If you're not allowed to remove you own gimp directory (that would btw answer your question), do it as root:

    su -c 'rm -r /home/yourUsername/.gimp-2.6'

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    the issue is the directory is in the root not the home there no gimp file under /home/username its in / user/ shared/gimp

    rm: cannot remove `/home/bryan/.gimp2.6': No such file or directory

    ill try adding user/ shared/gimp

    edit
    nope same thing

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    Default Re: permission problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Customize View Post
    the issue is the directory is in the root not the home there no gimp file under /home/username its in / user/ shared/gimp

    rm: cannot remove `/home/bryan/.gimp2.6': No such file or directory
    This is not /home/bryan/.gimp2.6 but /home/bryan/.gimp-2.6. This directory get created the first time a user starts Gimp, together with a bunch empty subdirectories. As user you would save your themes in /home/bryan/.gimp-2.6/themes (seems logical at least). Only root can write in /usr/share/gimp. I wouldn't recommend doing that (changes there might get overwritten by updates anyway).

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    well i dont have a gimp in home will it work if i make a folder in there and name it gimp2.6 or no?

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    Default Re: permission problem.

    should i try reinstalling it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Customize View Post
    well i dont have a gimp in home will it work if i make a folder in there and name it gimp2.6 or no?
    You should have it. But you don't see it because it's an hidden directory (its name starts with a dot).
    hmmm ... what about installing the Midnight Commander and run it in a terminal? Then you will see everything (but be carefull with that program!)
    zypper in mc

    Otherwise:
    find ~ -type d -name ".gimp*"

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    Default Re: permission problem.

    ok ill try find ~ -type d -name ".gimp*" if that deosnt work ill try mc.



    edit

    ok it says
    /home/bryan/.gimp-2.6

    lol

    yeah it must be hidden.

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    Default Re: permission problem.

    You can also configure your filemanager (dolphin, nautilus, thunar, etc) to display hidden files and directories.

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    k ill try that


    I used rm -r ~/.gimp-2.6 and it didnt post thing is that good if so what next?

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