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Re: [Lynx-dev] Still Cannot Play mp3s from LYNX?

From: Tim Chase
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Still Cannot Play mp3s from LYNX?
Date: Sat, 26 May 2018 13:15:51 -0500

An error issuing "chmod 600 ~/.mailcap" sounds suspiciously like for
some reason the home directory is mounted read-only.  A couple things
to check

1) some (all?) SD cards have a little slider on them that sets them
to read-only or read/write, very reminiscent of old 3½-inch floppies.
It's on the long edge opposite the notched corner and if pushed
toward the notched end, is unlocked (read/write) and if pulled away
from the notched end is locked (read-only).  So if it got pulled away
from the notched end, it might be as simple as pushing it back
forward again

2) Does your user own the file or did it somehow get created by
root?  You can check the output of

  $ ls -lsFa ~/.mailcap

which should give the permissions and owner/group.  The owner/group
info should be for your user, and the permissions should be
"-rw-?--?--" (where the "?"s could be either "r" or "-" depending on
your umask but either way, neither should cause a problem).  The
important thing is that your user owns the file and has read/write
permissions on the file.

3) If that doesn't solve it, it would help to know how things are
mounted and how much space is actually on the drive in question.
First, check the output of

  $ df -h ~

This should give something like

  Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
  /dev/sda8       126G   28G   92G  24% /home

Based on what you say, that penultimate column should have sufficient
space (i.e., nothing above 80-90%).  Then, check how that drive is

  $ mount | grep $(df ~ | awk 'NR==2{print $1}')

(or, if you ran that original `df` command, you can replace the
$(...) with the name of the device, making it just "mount |
grep /dev/sda8" in the above example)

This should give you something like

  /dev/sda8 on /home type ext4 (rw,noatime,data=ordered)

which will tell you the options with which the drive was mounted.  Of
most interest is the stuff in parens, particularly the "rw" (for
"read/write"; a problem if it shows "ro" instead, suggesting it is
mounted read-only)


On 2018-05-26 07:39, Chime Hart wrote:
> Well, Jude, your request certainly changed from trying to play in
> alsaplayer to now, says
> "no space left on device"
> And I certainly have room.

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