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20th August 2007, 06:07 AM
Hey all,

I have downloaded Java 1.6 and saved it to desktop Self Extracting file, I then installed it and for some reason I can't delete the icon fom the desktop, it has a round circle around it with a pen through the center.

When I delete it it says "Cannot move "/home/Streets/...e1.6.0_02" to the trash because you do not have permissions to change it or its parent folder"

Even when I type in the SU pasword in the terminal I can't delete it.

Anyone know how I can delete this or uninstall it?


20th August 2007, 06:24 AM
do this open console and do:

su -
(enter root password)
cd /home/Streets/Desktop/
chown Streets filename

then do:

chmod 755 filename

that should give you permissions to delete it

20th August 2007, 10:53 AM
Just checking, but when you say you typed "su" into the terminal and still couldn't delete... you DID try to delete through the terminal and not using the mouse/GUI didn't you? As in:

password here
rm /home/username/Desktop/jre*.*

That should work on the java file - done it hundreds of times :)