Duders and Duderettes
Hello all who have helped in the past I do so appreciate it very much! Thank you.
This is new problem, I was wanting to access some .txt files on my /home/me-account folder and when I did try to open the file it asked for my /root password??? OK,I thought just add me to the root group-nope no go.
This process of accessing a file worked after my 13.2 upgrade from 13.1 so I don’t believe it’s from that process, but I believe it might have happened through one of the online updates.
Any info you need I get let me know.
system is intel duo Q6600
Nvidia 9800 gtx+
Opensuse Harliquin 13.2
KDE, Gnome, E19, and a few others.
It does it in all desktop GUI’s.
“I’m sure its a easy fix. It always is.”
On 11/17/2014 02:16 PM, bigtrains67 wrote:
> Duders and Duderettes
> Hello all who have helped in the past I do so appreciate it very much!
> Thank you.
> This is new problem, I was wanting to access some .txt files on my
> /home/me-account folder and when I did try to open the file it asked for
> my /root password??? OK,I thought just add me to the root group-nope
> no go.
> This process of accessing a file worked after my 13.2 upgrade from 13.1
> so I don’t believe it’s from that process, but I believe it might have
> happened through one of the online updates.
> Any info you need I get let me know.
> system is intel duo Q6600
> Nvidia 9800 gtx+
> Opensuse Harliquin 13.2
> KDE, Gnome, E19, and a few others.
> It does it in all desktop GUI’s.
> “I’m sure its a easy fix. It always is.”
Did you check the permissions for the folder? What are they? Its
possible you accidentally set them to something strange.
Oh and you should NOT be in the root group. You will break things.
Are you absolutely sure that the file is not owned by root or some other user account??
Does it ask you for the root password or do you just have to become root. Nothing in your home should normally be owned by root or any other user. An old Unix admin trick was to set the rc files owner in the users home to root to keep the user from fiddling with their default settings. But unless you changed it no file or directory should be owned by any but the user and the user group
And even if the file was really owned by root, you shouldn’t be asked for the root password if you try to open it. It should just fail.
So can you please explain how exactly you try to open it?
What exactly are you doing?
What exact error message/dialog/whatever are you getting?
"Is this file possibly marked as executable? So it is an script like issue?
then try to open with right click open with gedit/kwrite or push it into the opened editor "
I checked the file as executable-no!
try to open with right click to open with gedit/krite. bingo.
I learnt, hahaha a new trick today! lol!
It seems that a right click on the file in question, and go to properties, there is a selection called “file type options” bring up a window with selection named Application Preference Order!
At the top of my list was guess??? File Manager - Super User. I selected it moved it to the bottom and now all is right with the world.
I haven’t really changed any permissions in Yast or the system. I have a /local folder on /usr that is mine for my flight sim. As far as i can gather the box for File Type Options is allowable for any type file and does effect how the system sees that particular file. The the whole file network.
It was a .txt file that I just pointed to and click on. It would ask for the root password. I just went to File Type Options and moved superuser down the list a bit. the rest of the selections in the list are file opening software. So the system knows what it should use to open it, but Super user was on the top of the list.
Its working now, and if it breaks later I’ll write then. HEY!!! I really like spending time with you peeps. It’s fun gets my head out of work!
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