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    Unhappy Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

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    Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.
    Please contact your system administrator.
    Got this error when I tried to open Yast. Can anyone tell me why this might be happening? I got a similar message when I tried to open Dolphin. I checked permissiions on the rc files but they look correct.
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnoshock View Post
    I checked permissiions on the rc files but they look correct.
    When you do not post that, you make it impossible that others here check them. Thus, as root:
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    ls -la /root/.config
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    When you do not post that, you make it impossible that others here check them. Thus, as root:
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    ls -la /root/.config
    total 132
    drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:37 .
    drwx------ 11 root root 4096 Feb 15 12:00 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23 Feb 2 19:26 Trolltech.conf
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 15 00:04 YaST2
    -rw------- 1 root root 66 Feb 2 19:26 akregatorrc
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:26 dconf
    -rw------- 1 root root 653 Feb 2 19:37 dolphinrc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:26 gtk-3.0
    -rw------- 1 root root 154 Feb 2 19:26 gwenviewrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 119 Feb 2 19:25 kactivitymanagerdrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 405 Feb 2 19:27 katemetainfos
    -rw------- 1 root root 2462 Feb 2 19:27 katerc
    -rw------- 1 root root 56 Feb 2 19:26 kateschemarc
    -rw------- 1 root root 419 Feb 2 19:27 katevirc
    -rw------- 1 root root 85 Feb 2 19:26 kcminputrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 3486 Feb 2 19:26 kconf_updaterc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:27 kde.org
    -rw------- 1 root root 3215 Feb 2 19:26 kdeglobals
    -rw------- 1 root root 973 Feb 2 19:26 kglobalshortcutsrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 75 Feb 2 19:26 khotkeysrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 149 Feb 2 19:26 kmail2rc
    -rw------- 1 root root 122 Feb 2 19:26 kmixrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 35 Feb 2 19:25 knfsshare
    -rw------- 1 root root 54 Feb 2 19:26 kscreenlockerrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 106 Feb 2 19:26 ksmserverrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 258 Feb 2 19:26 kwinrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 70 Feb 2 19:26 kwinrulesrc
    -rw------- 1 root root 84 Feb 2 19:26 okularpartrc
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:33 pulse
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:37 session
    -rw------- 1 root root 68 Feb 2 19:26 spectaclerc
    -rw------- 1 root root 103 Feb 2 19:26 webengineurlinterceptoradblockrc
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 2 19:26 xsettingsd


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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Just before I go to interpret this:

    There is an important, but not easy to find feature on the forums.

    Please in the future use CODE tags around copied/pasted computer text in a post. It is the # button in the tool bar of the post editor. When applicable copy/paste complete, that is including the prompt, the command, the output and the next prompt.

    An example is here: Using CODE tags Around your paste.
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    This is very strange. It looks as if you have loged in as root in the GUI (KDE).
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Just before I go to interpret this:

    There is an important, but not easy to find feature on the forums.

    Please in the future use CODE tags around copied/pasted computer text in a post. It is the # button in the tool bar of the post editor. When applicable copy/paste complete, that is including the prompt, the command, the output and the next prompt.

    An example is here: Using CODE tags Around your paste.
    OK will do in future ... I'm old and recovering from an illness. My memory is not great either.

    Anyway, I did not log into the GUI as root. I would never have a reason to do that. I did not use dolphin super user either. It's a recent clean install of tumbleweed. Everything was working fine when I went to bed last night. Booted up this morning and all this was happening. WHat could I do to resolve this?
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Was that installation done on Feb 2 2021? Because that is the date of all those KDE and a lot of applications files.

    Very, very strange.

    BTW, I see no permission problems there.

    Back to your start of YaST. You did not tell how you tried to start it. Was that from a normal user KDE session from the KDE starter menu by clicking the YaST icon?
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Was that installation done on Feb 2 2021? Because that is the date of all those KDE and a lot of applications files.

    Very, very strange.

    BTW, I see no permission problems there.

    Back to your start of YaST. You did not tell how you tried to start it. Was that from a normal user KDE session from the KDE starter menu by clicking the YaST icon?
    Yes, Henk. Around that time for sure
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnoshock View Post
    Yes, Henk. Around that time for sure
    That is only an answer to my first question.

    The second is about a more detailed description on how you start YaST.
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    Default Re: Configuration file "/root/.config/y2controlcenterrc" not writable.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Was that installation done on Feb 2 2021? Because that is the date of all those KDE and a lot of applications files.

    Very, very strange.

    BTW, I see no permission problems there.

    Back to your start of YaST. You did not tell how you tried to start it. Was that from a normal user KDE session from the KDE starter menu by clicking the YaST icon?
    Yes, around that time. I was trying from a normal KDE session, but also when I logged in through a terminal with yast2 .... it showed me the first screen but when I selected software management it crashed.
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