Dolphin: Unable to add the permission "Is executable" to the file: eclipse

Hi,

I’m trying to get Eclipse IDE running on my openSUSE 11.4 (KDE).

I have downloaded Eclipse Classic from Eclipse Classic 3.7 | Eclipse Packages. I started Dolphin and extracted the tar.gz file to a directory called eclipse. Now, as I understand, to run Eclipse, I must run the executable eclipse. But when I double-click eclipse, I get an error saying, “There is no application installed that can open files of the type executable (application/x-executable).

Note 1: I have uploaded 3 screenshots as an album at Imgur: Eclipse with image titles and captions.

According to the screenshot #1, the file eclipse has a permission set of -rw-------. The execute permission is missing on this file. So, here’s what I did: (screenshot #2) Right-clicked and selected Properties and under the Permissions tab, checked the Is executable checkbox and clicked OK. But still (screenshot #3), the permission set remains the same.

Note 2: The parent directory permissions are visible in the Terminal window below in all the screenshots.

What should I do to make eclipse executable?

Please help!
Thank you very much!

Hello rishabhsrao,

Strange, maybe it’s a bug in Dolphin?

You could try it from the terminal using this command:

chmod u+x eclipse

Good luck!:wink:

Thank you for your reply. I tried chmod u+x eclipse from the Terminal using my username and root. The permission is still not changing.

rishabhsrao wrote:

>
> Thank you for your reply. I tried chmod u+x eclipse from the Terminal
> using my username and -root-. The permission is still not changing.
>
Your screenshots show that the exectute permission is actually set (but you
only show the directory not the file or I am blind).
Please post the output from


ls -l /media/Softwares/Softwares/eclipse

By the way what file system do you have on that media which seems to be a
removable device?


PC: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420
| 16GB Ram
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ION | 3GB Ram

On 07/24/2011 03:26 PM, rishabhsrao wrote:

> I’m trying to get Eclipse IDE running on my openSUSE 11.4 (KDE).
>
> I started Dolphin and extracted the tar.gz file to a directory

it is most usual for tar.gz files to enclose source files needing to be
compiled, installed and then run it…

which Eclipse IDE did you download from (for example)
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ ??

usually, packagers give at least some basic ideas of how to compile etc…

or include a documentation section on the web site…did all of those
tell you to unpack and double click something like you might in Windows??


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobiles” of operating systems!

Something about the way you post computer text output. The way you post (in a terminal that is on the screen where you make a screnshot that you post as a picture) is of course better then not showing at all. But people normaly just copy/paste the computer text directly in the post and put it between CODE tags (Posting in Code Tags - A Guide ). Much easier for erybody.

And lik @martin_helm, I think it could be that you use non-linux ile system for this. Be aware that the compatibility with MS type file systems is allright for exchanging files with MS systems. But those file systms lack a lot of the features Linux file systems have. Thus do not use them for “normal” Linux life

Hi,

@hcvv and @martin_helm: Thank you! The problem was indeed with the file system. My Softwares partition is NTFS. I moved the Eclipse directory to my home directory (Ext4) and it worked!
@hcvv: And about Posting in Code Tags, yes, I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you once again!
@DenverD and @Edward_Iii: Thank you for your replies.

openSUSE is the best! :slight_smile:

martin_helm wrote:

> rishabhsrao wrote:
>
>>
>> Thank you for your reply. I tried chmod u+x eclipse from the Terminal
>> using my username and -root-. The permission is still not changing.
>>
> Your screenshots show that the exectute permission is actually set (but
> you only show the directory not the file or I am blind).
> Please post the output from
>


> ls -l /media/Softwares/Softwares/eclipse
> 

> By the way what file system do you have on that media which seems to be a
> removable device?

I have seen now the screenshot with the eclipse file missing x, sorry have
not seen it first. Please post the output of the command anyway and very
important what file system you have on the drive where you have eclipse now.


PC: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420
| 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.6.5 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram