Can't open Gedit text editor

Asked by Henning Sundstedt on 2011-12-19

When I try to open Gedit text editor I get:

Failed to exeute child process "/home/henning/" (Permission denied)

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please tell is /home/henning/ the file you try to open ?
if yes please send us the result of this terminal command:

ls -l /home/henning/

Henning Sundstedt (braepost) said : #2

Thanks for your question. Honestly I don't know if the file I'm trying to open is as your specified. Otherwise:

henning@henning-laptop:~$ ls -l /home/henning/
-rw-r--r-- 1 henning henning 136 2011-12-04 13:59 /home/henning/

Is the result of the specified command.

Are you sure it's gedit and not libreoffice?

try closing all gedits and openffice apps and run:

sudo mv /home/henning/ /home/henning/.openoffice.org_old

Then rerun the app, is it ok?

Henning Sundstedt (braepost) said : #4

After henning@henning-laptop:~$ sudo mv /home/henning/ /home/henning/.openoffice.org_old
mv: cannot stat `/home/henning/': No such file or directory

I get the same as I did when asking why gedit can't be opened (i.e. the first post in this thread).

ok, can you give the output of:

ls $HOME | grep office


Henning Sundstedt (braepost) said : #6

ls $HOME | grep office, gives no output. I get:

henning@henning-laptop:~$ ls $HOME | grep office

ok run:


Does it open ok?

Henning Sundstedt (braepost) said : #8

yes, thanks!

but still doesn't open from the menu (it used to).

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