Midnight Commander blues
I'm running Slack 10.0 with GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.0. When I try to open any directory in my home directory with it I get the following error:Warning: Cannot change to /home/foobar/any_directory. Basically any folder within /home/foobar/ produces this error
It does however change to that directory and show me the contents.
I originally thought it was because the home directory was chmod'ed to 700 so I change it to 744, problem still persisted. Changed it to 755; same thing. This doesn't happens when I go to the /home directory but when I go back into my directory it gives that error. I've tried different permissions on the directories in my home but still no reprieve.
Thank you in advance.
try a fresh reinstall of mc
Is there anyway to find out why this is happening, first? Or at least what got goofed up. I know that may sound kind of silly but I'm curious like that.
yeah, i know what you mean.
but honestly i've used mc <50 times, so i'm not guru with it.
but a lot of times a fresh install does things good.
out of curiosity, how did you install mc (i.e. source, rpm, etc.)
used 'installpkg' and installed the package directly from the install CD
was there anything unusual which happened during the install?
no errors or failures if that is what you're referring to. See the problem is very likely something that I've done myself, (now there's a surprise, someone openly admitting, "Yup, it was me that screwed it up") since it doesn't happen when I use anther user login or if for any reason using a root login.
if i remember correctly, mc creates a configuration file in your home directory? why don't you delete that file, so that mc starts fresh.
just a suggestion
just tried that. I moved the ~/.mc directory and restarted mc. ~/.mc was recreated but error still occured. :(
that's strange. have you googled it?