The main problem remains. I still can't login as a user... Bearing in mind that I'm nuts. I am in as Root, and I have Dolphin. I do / >home>myusername>.kde4 and no tmp or var/tmp folder or files.
Could this be the problem?
In navigation mode Dolphin shows /home/<yourname>
as plain > Home
. It's your
is a hidden folder in
your home directory. To make it visible you may have to click "View" on the menubar and then "Show Hidden Files" (or you could press Alt+). When you enter the .kde4 folder it is shown as > Home > .kde4
on the addressbar in navigation mode. If you are logged in as root > Home
on the addressbar stands for the traditional /root
, because that's your root users home folder, and your ordinary user's home folder becomes Root > home > username
Your user's tmp
folder is in
your user's home folder; it's not in root's home folder (and it's not one step down in the .kde4 folder).
The global tmp
folder, which traditionally is called /tmp
, and which Dolphin in navigation mode calls Root > tmp
, isn't in your home folder at all. It's located directly under /
, also called the root
folder. And so on.
As so often when people try to simplify things for new users, the introduction of navigation mode just made things more complicated, as there are now two
distinct ways of designating files and folders in the file hierarchy.