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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    grrrrrrr........
    ok...now i need help
    got a couple of files thats givin me hell, wont delete,
    says access denied
    i was able to move em to the trash bin, but not delete
    said files are both nicotine folders,
    that i muffed the installation on
    help
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    reboot and try again.
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 02-20-2005 at 05:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by {I}{K}{E}
    reboot and try again.
    yeah i tried rebooting...
    seems windows tricks dont work in linux
    Last edited by {I}{K}{E}; 02-20-2005 at 05:57 PM.
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
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    well if access denied im guessing a program is trying to use the file ure tryin to deleate


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    Maybe you don't have permission 'cos you don't have permission.

    Tried logging in as root?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    Maybe you don't have permission 'cos you don't have permission.

    Tried logging in as root?
    ok wise guy
    yeah, logged in as root,
    tried right-click > delete,
    checked permissions,
    opened a terminal session in the directory,
    opened a terminal and cd'ed to the directory,
    did a file search (which let me delete a newer nicotine installation),
    it was just those two folders that wouldnt go
    i dont know if python wasnt letting em go or what...
    but those fkrs were locked up good n tight

    its ok, cuz that gave me an excuse to try another distro
    givin fedora a go now
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    I assume you shut down everything that had to do with nicotine, 'cos even if you screwed up the install it might have been running.

    If you are sure you did that, and if you tried after a reboot, then maybe it might still have been possible to do it without initiating a window manager.

    I've never run into a file i couldn't delete one way or another.

    's how I once killed mandy, deleting files I wasn't supposed to be able to.

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    ah well....
    still in the "cuttin my teeth" phase of linux
    after i f00k around with fedora for a bit i'll probably go back to suse
    see what happens then
    maybe i'll have learned a little more
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    try not using the GUI, use the console. If you're root and you're using a console there is absolutely no reason you should be getting access denied..

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    have you tried something like:
    lsof / | grep <the thingie you want deleted>
    kill -KILL <bastard that has locked the thingie>
    rm -rf <that damn thing>
    could work...

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