Unable to browse folders in Netbook Launcher.

Asked by bob therieau on 2010-08-18

I'm working on a Dell Mini 10 for a friend and I can't seem to enable her to open file folders in the Netbook Launcher application even though I've promoted her to an administrator. I can open a terminal and launch Nautilus successfully, but that will be far too complex for my friend. Any thoughts?

- bob

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UPDATE: It seems that she also does not have permission to write to any folder, so settings are not saved from session to session.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

> write to any folder

/home only needs user permission, / needs 'sudo'. Is user in admin group?
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

Maybe she prefers advanced Gnome settings.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuNetbookEdition/ConvertGnomeSession

There's also Unity, afaik as ppa.
http://design.canonical.com/2010/06/introduction-to-unity-launcher/
https://launchpad.net/~owenoliver1/+archive/ppa

Thanks Sam! Yes, I put her in the admin group. Shouldn't sudo become redundant in that case?

I'm going to follow Sam's advice and close this thread right now. Thanks!

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #5

> Shouldn't sudo become redundant in that case?

If you meant you setup a root account for her ... not a good idea, not recommended at all, sooner or later it will corrupt permissions, maybe in sudoers, .dmrc, .ICEauthority, wouldn't be the first time.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sudoers

Noted item in red.
http://linuxcommand.org/lts0010.php