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Re: caja as administrator




On Sun, 2017-08-06 at 11:09 +0200, Frank wrote:
> Op 06-08-17 om 01:34 schreef Dominic Knight:
> > I guess this is something I have done at this end but, although it
> > works fine as a normal user (right click and open new instance),
> > when
> > trying to open any folder from Caja as administrator (right click
> > on
> > folder in Caja, select open as administrator) I get the message:
> > 
> > "Please start Chromium as a normal user. If you need to run as root
> > for
> > development, re-run with the - no-sandbox flag."
> > 
> > I wasn't aware of trying to run Chromium at all, it used to open a
> > separate instance of Caja with su privileges. Anyone else or
> > something
> > I have done badly somewhere and forgotten about?
> > 
> > Debian Testing(Buster)
> > Mate 1.18.0
> > Caja 1.18.3
> 
> It's possible a mimeapps.list has the wrong entry for
> inode/directory. 
> There are usually two or three copies of this file:
> 
> user's: ~/.config/mimeapps.list
> system: /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list
> and possibly:
> root's: /root/.config/mimeapps.list
> 
> The location of the user and root list may be different in other
> desktop 
> environments (mine's Xfce 4.12, Debian testing).
> 
> When you run caja as user, your own copy takes precedence. Running
> as 
> root, root's comes first (if it exists). Anything that isn't
> specified 
> there, is looked up in the system list.
> 
> Make sure the inode/directory entry isn't messed up. If the entry in
> the 
> system copy is correct and the wrong one is in root's copy, simply 
> remove that.
> 
> Regards,
> Frank

Hmmm... Seems to have been a temporary glitch, installed the rest of
Mate's updates after they came through this morning and now all works
as expected.
I'll put it down to a partially upgraded DE and move on.

My thanks to Frank and Cindy for your replies,
Dom