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    Hi,

    I'm trying to start a program, but I keep getting the error:

    "There was an error launching the application."
    Details: Failed to execute child process "/home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources" (Permission denied)


    I've tried changing the permissions of the file, with no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Regards

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to start a program, but I keep getting the error:

    "There was an error launching the application."
    Details: Failed to execute child process "/home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources" (Permission denied)


    I've tried changing the permissions of the file, with no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Regards
    We need to know a little more:

    1. What program are you trying to run and how are you running it? (program name and location and if it is a menu or desktop shortcut?)
    2. Is "/home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources" the name of a program, or a text file or a folder or just what is it and who owns it?

    Since the main folder is in your desktop folder, it must be something you downloaded or copied there and while it may work OK (thought its not right now), most often I don't place such files directly on the Desktop. One should have permissions there, but not if it was placed there with root authority. Further, some actions, such as actually installing an application, may be only done with root user access. So, the more you can tell us the better about this problem the better.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    On 2011-07-11 23:06, njol wrote:

    > I've tried changing the permissions of the file, with no luck.


    And what are they now? Post output of relevant ls -l command.

    > Any suggestions?


    Program, command line used, error messages?

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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    Thanks for the help,

    0ad.desktop is the program I'm trying to run, its /home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources/0ad.desktop, the permissions are set at read and write, im not at the computer right now, so I can't use the terminal ovbiously. I could only download as a tar.gz file so I couldn't use a installer program.

    I'm using my iPod right now please excuse my grammar
    Last edited by njol; 11-Jul-2011 at 19:08. Reason: R

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    Did you know that you can open Dolphin, navigate to the Desktop folder and then the file 0ad.desktop, right click your mouse on this file and select open with kwrite (or other text editor). I have the Office icon on my desk and if I do that to the file Office.desktop file, here is what I find in kwrite:

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    X-SuSE-translate=true
    Name=Office
    Protocols=file;ftp;http;
    MiniIcon=openoffice
    MimeType=application/x-scalc;application/x-smf;application/x-sdraw;application/x-sds;application/x-swriter;application/x-sgl;application/x-sda;
    Exec=oofromtemplate
    Icon=ooo-gulls
    Path=$HOME
    Type=Application
    Terminal=0
    StartupNotify=false
    OnlyShowIn=KDE;
    I put the text into a code block with the advanced message editor here in the forum. You could do the same thing with the 0ad.desktop file and post its contents here in your next message like I did for use to look at, when you get back to your computer. The info inside could be helpful to use.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    Ok thanks, were is dolphin exactly? I've never heard of that program

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    The icon looks like a File Cabinet, but any file manager will work. Dolphin is just the default for KDE these days.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    On 07/12/2011 04:06 AM, njol wrote:

    > I could only download as a tar.gz file so I couldn't use a installer program.


    -=welcome=- new poster..

    please tell us what program you are wanting to install that you didn't
    find available in YaST..

    and, (since you have never heard of Dolphin) tell us your level of
    experience in Linux...i have the feeling that you are just getting
    started and have tried to follow the installation steps of a completely
    different operating system..

    and, it will be a *lot* easier for you if we can help you learn the way
    to do it here--like normally we don't have to mess with tar.gz or
    changing file permissions or do anything more than click a button or two.

    by the way: if you have done a lot of file permission changes: please
    STOP IT before you murder your system.

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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    Quote Originally Posted by njol View Post
    Thanks for the help,

    0ad.desktop is the program I'm trying to run, its /home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources/0ad.desktop, the permissions are set at read and write, im not at the computer right now, so I can't use the terminal ovbiously. I could only download as a tar.gz file so I couldn't use a installer program.

    I'm using my iPod right now please excuse my grammar
    One does not tell "/home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources/0ad.desktop, the permissions are set at read and write,", one posts (between CODE tags the command
    Code:
    ls -l /home/jjo/Desktop/0ad/build/resources/0ad.desktop
    and it's output. No stories, but facts please.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Failed to execute child process (Permission Denied)

    ls -l /home/jjo/Desktop/0ad-r09786-alpha/build/resources/0ad.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jjo users 294 2011-07-12 10:24 /home/jjo/Desktop/0ad-r09786-alpha/build/resources/0ad.desktop

    Also when I try a different folder:

    ls -l /home/jjo/0ad-r09786-alpha/build/resources/0ad.desktop
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jjo users 294 2011-07-12 10:24 /home/jjo/0ad-r09786-alpha/build/resources/0ad.desktop

    Please note I only altered the permissions of the file "0ad.desktop", it is now set at its original permissions.

    There are SUSE Packages for 0ad, but There isn't a version for 11.1 (my SUSE version, I know, it's a bit old), so, I downloaded the tar gzip files.

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