As above basically. If I run Limewire thru the shell it returns the following:

darrendowlut@linux:~> limewire
Starting LimeWire...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
Suitable java version found [java = 1.5.0_06]
Configuring environment...
Loading LimeWire:
log4j:ERROR setFile(null,true) call failed.
java.io.FileNotFoundException: log.txt (Permission denied)

(error message continues).

could not create preferences directory: /home/darrendowlut/.limewire

I think the problem is the .limewire file in /home which for some reason I cant access, even as root. For instance, the following is issued as root:

linux:/home/darrendowlut # ls
/bin/ls: .limewire: Permission denied

Anyone wanna throw in their 10c worth???? *stumped*.