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Today I installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 using:

apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Everything is running fine, apart from one very strange issue: it seems impossible to list the files in my home directory, in any file manager or by using the 'ls' command.

For example:

ls ~/

just hangs, whereas

ls ~/Dropbox

works fine.

Any help will be appreciated?

EDIT: "sudo ls" works as expected.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Simply restarting my computer solved the problem. I'm still not sure why this happened in the first place though.

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you should mark this as solved. :) – green Nov 5 '12 at 18:25
"You can accept your own answer in 22 hours" – CalumMc Nov 5 '12 at 19:32
Yeah, upto you. But there'd be one less unsolved question, then. – green Nov 6 '12 at 10:27

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