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RayBe

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Copy/paste
« on: October 13, 2010, 01:06:12 pm »
Hi all,
this is a big rookie question, but i can't figure it out (i am a newbie to Linux, but learning as i come along :) )
i got a usb-hdd with some of my media on it.
now i want to copy that media onto my internal 2TB hdd.

if i put the usb plug in, the drive gets recognized by kubuntu but NOT by LinuxMCE is this normal?
(or should i wait longer, waited 5 min)

second, if i go to KDE desktop i can't manually copy and paste using dolphin,
i can select and copy (rightclick menu) but if i want to paste the files to my 2TB hdd, and rightclick, the option to paste can't be used!

anybody any suggestions?

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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 01:11:55 pm »
To give a short tip, do not use USB HD's with linuxMCE, the IO sucks and is poorly recognized.
To give a solution, add the usb HD to a windows pc or linux client, and copy paste through your network.
e.g. go to my computer and type \\dcerouter, put your media in public etc etc etc.

RayBe

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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 01:14:56 pm »
wow thats quick!

in the end, thats exactly what i did, just wanted to know if i could do it within LMCE or Kubuntu.
also because i am new to linux and want to learn how to copy/paste in dolphin.

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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 01:48:11 pm »
Raymond,

The copy and paste problem would be because you dont have "write" permissions to that specific folder.


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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 09:50:16 am »
Raymond,

The copy and paste problem would be because you dont have "write" permissions to that specific folder.


Karel

ok but how can i obtain "write" permission?

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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 10:33:26 am »
Not sure if this is the "correct" way to do it, but I have always done "gksudo dolphin" to open a file browser with write permissions. Just be careful you don't change/delete anything else, then make sure you close the browser and terminal when you're done.
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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 10:34:27 am »
Raymond,

From command line "sudo su" --> superuser

then cd into the parent directory of the one you want to change permissions.
If you want to paste in /home/public/movie then cd to /home/public
chmod 776 movie
This will change the permissions. This is basic linux commands, but as what user do you log into KDE?
This method is not the way to do it in Linuxmce as it is "ductape".............
The best way is to copy it over the network.

Some basic linux commands
http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html

How chmod works...
http://www.brighthub.com/computing/linux/articles/16437.aspx

Karel.

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Re: Copy/paste
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 11:58:08 am »
thanks a lot karel,

you just gave my linux knowledge a big boost ;)

i think i will stick with copying it over the network.

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