Hi, uber-noob, putzing around with files and the like. After messing around with users, groups (and yeah, even hand editing the /etc/group file) I think I have just about undone most of the problems I've caused.
For a point of reference - I have the root user and dave user - for the time being, both belong to the same set of groups.
However, on my Gnome desktop, my three main icons (Computer, dave's Home, and Trash) all have a little - oh, I guess it looks like a "No Smoking" symbol - red circle with a line through it - on the upper right corner.
Anyone know what this is and/or how to get normal icons back?
you have not got permission as user possibly....are ok if you log in as root?
Yes, root is fine. "dave" is part of the "users" group - is there something else that defines someone as "user"?