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im getting this message: Code: KMail could not create folder '$HOME/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail'; please make sure that you can view and modify the content of the folder '/home/weird'. but heres the thing ...
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  1. #1
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    kmail (file permissions)


    im getting this message:

    Code:
    KMail could not create folder '$HOME/.kde/share/apps/kmail/mail';
    please make sure that you can view and modify the content of the folder '/home/weird'.
    but heres the thing i have already changed the premissions from /home to /mail so it should be working. Whats going on?

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    Re: kmail (file permissions)

    Quote Originally Posted by robotics56a
    but heres the thing i have already changed the premissions from /home to /mail so it should be working. Whats going on?
    From /home to /mail? What you mean?

    What's your username and what's the output of ls -ld /home/weird?
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    username : weird

    Code:
    [weird@localhost weird]$ ls -ld /home/weird/
    drwxr-xr-x  105 weird weird 8192 Apr 21 09:48 /home/weird//

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    That's really strange.. the permissions are just fine.
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    heres an update:

    the probelm must lie in the folder : /home/weird/.kde/share/config because when i rename it i can start up kmail , but i lose the settings (but not the emails). does anyone know what file(s) are causeing the problem (im pretty sure its not a file permission problem at this point)

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