Ubuntu :: Ipod Changed Permissions In Nautilus Not Lasting?
Nov 26, 2010
I'm using rhythmbox and a classic ipod. A couple of times I have managed to write podcasts to my ipod. I'm not sure how I did it but it doesn't last. I have tried lots of random things from forum posts. When I try to change permissions in nautilus they change back straight away. I have my name as owner and group. I have the Lynx Ubuntu OP.
I recently got a T-Mobile Tap and I've been trying to connect it via USB to my laptop running Lucid.When I open up the icon that shows up on my desktop after connecting it, I can't run the setup files inside. It says: The file '/media/HUAWEI/checksetup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.When I try to change the permissions from ready only, I get: Sorry, could not change the permissions of"checksetup.exe": Error setting permissions: Read-only file systemCan I tried calling T-Mobile but they said they don't troubleshoot with Linux. They said it's an "older operating system".
Everything worked fine with my IPOD for more than a year. Since a particular event of which I have no idea, I cannot see it anymore (in Banshee or Nautilus). However the IPOD does display "connected" on its screen.
I just installed Dropbox.When install completed the appearance of nautilus changed. It looks atrocious - like a 1990s Apple O/S.I guess I shall have to uninstall Dropbox. Last time I tried using it on Ubuntu a year or so ago, I binned it because it stopped working.I just tried changing the Appearnce settings. That's not made any difference. It's doesn't seem to be merely a colour theme that's changed. The actual icons are different. Everything's been squared off. Nautilus icons have lost their nice rounded edges.This might seem minor but it matters. And assuming Dropbox is the cause of this, what else is it making a mess of?
I've made a really critical and simple mistake and now I am trying to recover my computer. I accidentally logged into root and was trying to change permissions for the current directory with "." but instead used a "/" which started changing permissions of everything from / recursively. I quickly realized the mistake I made after it started and aborted the process by pressing ctrl+C. However I know many things are still not right because, even though I tried to reboot and change the permissions back to 0755 from the recovery mode root console. I still get errors when gnome tries to start..Here is the exact error I am getting. "There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256". I'm pretty sure because of the way I aborted or because of the time the filesystem was running with 644 permissions, some amount of damage was done. Any way to recover it to normal? Or is there a way to recover it from the Ubuntu CD?
I've been messing with settings of nautilus via Code: "Edit" > "Backgrounds and Emblems..." and selected a background image. And from that moment on, nautilus crashes (reloads) on almost every right click, menu opening, and almost any action, nautilus should do (as a file manager). Running Nautilus from Terminal and observing the output left me with a blank output ... no errors, no warnings, just reset.
I have an NFS server on Windose Server 2003. I use it to back my Linux/Solaris databases up to. I mounted the NFS share on the Linux box. I was testing the permissions to it, and accidentally did a chown sybase:sybase /OLBackupOLBackup is the root directory of the NFS share. When I did the chown command, it changed the permissions on the share. Now it seems that linux is controlling the permissions. In windose I cant add users/groups. How can I remove Linux from owning the permissions. Im not sure if this is a windose issue or a linux issue, but figured I would start asking here first.
just be aware of this in 13.0 and previous, assigned user numbers begin at 500 by default. in 13.37, they begin at 1000. this is especially important if you have a separate drive or partition mounted as /home and you want to keep your /home data under the same user name while migrating to 13.37 (and like me are keeping a dual boot while making the transition).
Okay so my iPod auto mounts correctly to /media/IPOD (out of the box). But the permissions are set to root leaving me with no write permissions for syncing. Obviously it works if I sudo rhythmbox and then sync, but it's too much of a hassle and not very optimal (having to re-add the songs you want to sync etc).
So...How do I make my iPod mount with permissions allowing me to read & write? Previously (in 8.10 Intrepid Ibex) it used to auto mount with correct permissions.
Some info that might be worth brining up: This all started after I got my iPod back from Apple Store for repairs. I noticed they had updated the firmware and formated it to HFS+, I told them I wanted it changed to FAT32 and got it changed rather quickly. Is it possible they f'd something up when formatting? If so, how do I correct it?
I have a recently setup my first linux server (hardy) and am having problems with the permissions for a log file being changed. I believe this is caused by syslogd, but am not sure how to correct it. Bacula will report it is unable to start a backup because it is unable to open the log file (/var/lib/bacula/log) "permission denied". After changing the owner from syslog to bacula, the backup will resume. However, the following day I encounter the same problem because the owner of the log has been changed back to syslog.I see where the permissions for logs are altered in sysklogd, but I am not certain how to make bacula exempt or if this is the right approach.
I did a clean install from Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.04 and restored my files from tar. Everything worked fine until I tried my weekly rsync backup. The permissions seemed to be causing problems, so I recursively changed all the permissions in my home directory:
Code: ~/Documents$ sudo chmod -R 644 /home/wolf/ [sudo] password for wolf: chmod: cannot access '/home/wolf/.gvfs': Permission denied So now all the directories and files have read permission for everyone:
Code: ~/Documents$ ls -A ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied ~/Documents$ sudo ls -lA [sudo] password for wolf: total 80 drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-22 20:45 career drw-r--r-- 23 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:17 computer_languages drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2009-08-09 23:29 .ecryptfs drw-r--r-- 21 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:23 misc -rw-r--r-- 1 wolf wolf 27298 2010-05-23 13:01 next.odt drw-r--r-- 3 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:46 PC_maintenance drw-r--r-- 5 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-08 01:43 software_projects Now I can't even look at my own directory:
Code: /home$ cd /home/ /home$ ls -lA total 20 drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2010-05-07 01:01 lost+found drw-r--r-- 42 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:35 wolf /home$ cd /home/wolf bash: cd: /home/wolf: Permission denied /home$ sudo cd /home/wolf [sudo] password for wolf: sudo: cd: command not found /home$
I recently upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, and I noticed that a new error message caused by a "cp" command call, including the hard links option. Fortunately, I kept the last Lucid kernel (2.6.32-25), so I could check the different behavior with booting successively on each kernel. Here are my configuration files:
On the server (192.168.1.2): /etc/fstab : UUID=... /mnt/Backup ext4 defaults,errors=remount-ro,relatime,async 0 2 /etc/exports :
If I check permissions of /net/Backup/Folder2 from the client, I get :
- under kernel 2.6.35-22: all the subdirectories are created, but all empty; moreover, I get as many messages as number of files from the source:
"cp: cannot create the link ...: operation not allowed"
I can copy manually any file to /net/Backup/Folder2 from the client. Why the behavior has changed from kernel 2.6.32-25 to kernel 2.6.35-22 ? Should I modify the permissions or the way the mount is exported with options like "(no_)root_squash", "all_squash", or "anonuid", "anongid" ?
I noticed that every time I reboot some system settings sort of roll-back automatically to some time in the past.
So far I noticed these: -All the aMule setting. Includes connection ports and Incoming folder, very annoying.
-Firefox search box engines. every reboot the list of engines rolls back to include a lot of engines i don't want and have to remove every time. this is the only thing in Firefox that is affected, bookmarks and add-ons stick.
-Keyboard layouts. Tried clicking "apply system-wide". still rolls-back after reboot.
What could cause this? How can I set these things permanently?
Something has changed all my file permissions to read only and when I try and change them back it wont let me. Is there something I can do i Nautilus to correct it?
It even effects the waste basket-all the stuff in there is now read only and when I delete items I get a file operations window, which comes and then goes like its deleted them, but they re still in the waste basket, doesnt show an error message like it does if I try and move any other file.
I wrote a C++ program that uses serial port in fedora. Since normal user has no permission to read/write to /dev/ttySx, the program doesn't work. if I changed the permissions using chmod in su, it will works for that session. When restarts the permission changed to default again. So what to do a normal user program to access /dev/ttyS0?
One of our client was complaining that their server was down and mysql and apache services were down. The server is Ubuntu 8.04. When we checked, the permissions of /etc/init.d/mysql and /etc/init.d/apache2 were changed to 644 from 755. How could this be possible?I need your valuable suggestions on how can i monitor whether any malicious intrusions or scripts are running.
What does Set user ID do? Reason I ask is if I select "Set group ID" it makes it so any files/folders created within that directory get the group accordingly. But if I select "Set user ID", it doesn't do anything that I notice. I thought maybe it would change it so any files/folders created get that user set as the owner. So if that's not it - what's its purpose?
I'm having a bit of trouble with my external hard-drive. Here's how it goes: I click on the HDD in nautilus, and it prompts me for a password. It gives access to the files, but to edit, remove, or add any files, I have to open it as nautilus under root! How do I change the permissions so I only have to type my password once?
I have recently secured a server by preventing root from logging in via SSH. Now I log in with a non-root account and use 'su' when necessary.However, now I can't do something I used to do, which is open 'sftp://user@ipaddress' in nautilus and be able to edit files as root. Is there anyway to get nautilus to give me root permissions on the server? Or at least end up with root permissions in a GUI text editor on my computer? I don't mind if I have to use bash to start the process, once I can get a GUI for editing files.
Note 1: Yes, I realize I could ssh in and use nano/vi etc, but I'd rather use my graphical text editor. Note 2: The server does not run X, so I can't just forward it.
trying to set permissions on all subfolders by right clicking the top folder, permissions, setting the desired values, and then clicking the "Apply permissions to the enclosed files. It takes on the top Folder but not on any of the subfolders or their files.How can I set the permissions for all files and subfolders under a top level folder?
behavior in 9.04:plugged in a disk, mounted it and it as readable to the world.this is intended because it is shared via samba.behavior in 10.04:the disks have 700, meaning, they are not readable by samba.this is a problem.this is the best solution I've found so far:http://www.mail-archive.com/ubuntu-u.../msg10951.htmlexcept, that the mentioned means to fix this are gone.(gconf-editor -> ..., storage and preferences -> removable media)after 3 hours of googleing and reading I'm rather upset about this bug.so please, if you are thinking of suggesting fixed entries in the fstab or anything else that will not work with every media that is plugged into this box, just close this tab.
I accidentally changed my user permission while setting up a new user account and am now unable to access the "system" on the panel to change things back. I've just spent hours setting everything up and downloading and hope that I don't have to go through all of that again.
the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?
I have a partition that I mount as /data on all of my distros of my multi-boot machine. I am having a bear of a time figuring the right way to address permissions/groups so that any distro can use it (or any removable drive).I tried (in linuxmint) making a group '/data' and assigning the users on my machine to that group, then changing the permissions/groups of the files and folders in that mount as belonging to the /data group, then booted to fedora 15, made the /data group, added the users to that group, I'm not sure that this way will work (it doesn't seem to) or if it's the best way to proceed. some of the things I don't get are:what is the '1000' user and group?is the user/group info on (in or somehow attached) the mount itself?does this seem like a good way to do this?is there on way to 'apply permissions to enclosed files' recursively through the nautilus context menu?
I am trying to connect my 2nd Gen Ipod to Xubuntu and import my music collection onto the Ipod. I am having real problems with this. Rhythm Box does not recognise the Ipod with the plug-in, I have tried Amarok, but each time I tried to open it, it just crashed, tried sending a bug report but that did not want to work. I have also tried Exaile with the Ipod plug-in but when you go to the device manager you can click on the Ipod but nothing happens. I have tried looking at the Exaile forums but this seems to be a problem for others as well. The Ipod mounts ok, now a bit stuck.
Its a dell e510 with about a gig of ram. I'm struggling to get my ipod touch working with the gtkpod ipod manager. At this point my ipod shows on my desktop when i connect it via usb. I cannot set up the repository for it in gtkpod because i dont know the location its mounting to. if its mounting at all. so my question is. how can i tell where my ipod is being mounted? I dont have a clue what to look for in the terminal results for "df -a"
But this is what i get:
Code: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 152357444 65577992 79040140 46% / proc 0 0 0 - /proc none 0 0 0 - /sys
Edit : Itouch = first generation 8gb Edit 2: I would like to create a sticky thread that helps new users answer questions about ipods. Will a moderator please let me know what i should include in their opinion? ex. using wine to run itunes, gtkpod and how to set it up, using mm players like banshee and songbird... what version of ubuntu works best with the ipods.