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I am the only administrative user of my computer, for some reason it tells me that I am not the admin, even though i am logged in as the admin user??? I recently clicked on my home folder's permissions and it says "The permissions of "constantin" could not be determined." What the heck is going on here? is this some kind of bug? Its very frustrating!!!

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check your username is it in root group or not ? –  AgentCool Jul 2 '12 at 14:45
    
How many admin accounts do you have. –  atenz Jul 2 '12 at 14:51
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Reading your question, it seems like perhaps you might have accidentally deleted your user entry from either /etc/group or /etc/password and thus part of the permissions have been lost, leaving nautilus unable to determine them. Or you simply changed the permissions of your home directory itself to not be readable.

If you run ls -lhd /home/constantin in a terminal, what is the output?

You may need to run sudo chmod ug+rwx /home/constantin in the terminal as well, so that nautilus will be able to see the permissions again.

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"1s command not found" is what i get after typing that in...and nothing happens when i type in the sudo command...should i be typing in something before writing 1s -1hd /home/constantin ? –  Const Jul 2 '12 at 18:51
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that's an L (l) not a 1 (1) –  Thomas W. Jul 2 '12 at 18:58
    
oh, haha...fail, bare with me im a noob! here is what i got drwxrxr- x 43 constantin constantin 4.0k the date and time /home/constantin –  Const Jul 2 '12 at 19:20
    
Well, you probably successfully ran the sudo command before. It doesn't print any results. Does nautilus now show the correct permissions when you look at the properties of that folder? –  dobey Jul 2 '12 at 19:26
    
No it doesnt it still says that they can not be determined –  Const Jul 2 '12 at 19:52
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