file permissions

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file permissions

Postby hca » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:52 am

Drawings created with qcad (Community Edition) can be opened with qcad. Selecting the same file in the file browser (Ubuntu 7.10) and asking to open it with qcad results in an error message from qcad that the file cannot be opened:"Please check the file permissions" This is true whatever the file permissions (read write or execute allowed for all ).
What must be done in order to open qcad AND the file in question with the file browser?
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Postby rayh » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:10 am

I've seen the same problem on two of the four Ubuntu installs here. On on 6.06 and once on 7.10. I've tried everything I know to try to get qcad to play nicely on these systems but no luck.

My work around on the troubled systems is to make a launcher icon on the desktop and drag and drop files onto it rather than click on the files to start qcad.

Hope this helps.

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Please check the permissions ... isn't really the error

Postby webpilot » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:14 am

Hi all,

I am running (trying to run?) QCad version 2.0.5.0 (Community Edition) on Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

The problem is with Nautilus 2.22.5.1.

If I click on a saved .dxf file created with QCad from a former session, QCAD launches, but I get this error message

Image

You can see the file location error, namely,

/home/fde/file:/home/fde/myDrawings ...

To cure this for now,
  • I right mouse clicked on a .dxf file,
  • left mouse clicked on 'Open with Other Application',
  • chose 'Use a custom command'
  • I typed in the word, qcad
  • left mouse clicked on Open
Now when I left mouse click on a .dxf file, QCad launches and I see the drawing.

Cheers
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Re: Please check the permissions ... isn't really the error

Postby brawd » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:50 am

Thanks so much webpilot, you've saved my life, career, marriage,...........


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Re: Please check the permissions ... isn't really the error

Postby webpilot » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:04 pm

I'm glad to read 'my fix' helped you, brawd.

For the next reader, here's a repaired link to the above image:

Image

If it gets broken again, it merely reads

Warning

Cannot open the file
/home/fde/file:/home/fde/myDrawings/QCad/second.dxf
Please check the permissions.

OK


Cheers
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