File Exist Unable to- Make Directory Issues

Asked by MetungKP on 2011-04-24

metungkp1@MetungKP1:~$ mkdir fujitsu_touchscreen_driver
mkdir: cannot create directory `fujitsu_touchscreen_driver': File exists

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-04-24
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2011-04-24
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2011-04-24
Luky Winarto (luckyborneo) said : #1

Hello MetungKP,

From the output, it tells us about the error... "File exists"
So, there is already directory named with fujitsu_touchscreen_driver.

Try this:
$ ls -al

Then you will see if directory named with fujitsu_touchscreen_driver is already there.

Can you give the output of:

ls -la ~/fujitsu_touchscreen_driver

Thanks

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #3

Here's what I got...

metungkp1@MetungKP1:~$ ls -la ~/fujitsu_touchscreen_driver
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 2 metungkp1 metungkp1 4096 2011-04-23 18:08 .
drwx------ 38 metungkp1 metungkp1 12288 2011-04-23 18:35 ..

Then the folder already exists, so you cannot make it

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #5

How can I delete and start over?

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #6

It's not working correctly, so I wanted to reload it with the new updated driver. Updating it does not work.

you can run:

rm -r ~/fujitsu_touchscreen_driver

And it will delete the folder

MetungKP (metungkp) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.