I installed discord according to these instructions:


With the exception that I did not install snap because it came with my Ubuntu 18.04 installation. It was already there.

An attempt to run discord gets these errors:

me@ubuntu:$ discord 2019/01/02 03:08:47.093952 cmd_run.go:835: WARNING: cannot create user data directory: cannot create "/home/me/snap/discord/82": mkdir /home/stephen/snap/discord: permission denied cannot create user data directory: /home/me/snap/discord/82: Permission denied

What do I need to do to solve these permission errors?

me@ubuntu:~$ ls -l ~/snap
total 20
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Dec 15 04:40 evince
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Dec 15 04:33 inkscape
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 15 04:40 libreoffice
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Dec 15 04:40 okular
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Dec 15 04:40 termius-app

me@ubuntu:~$ ls -l ~/man
ls: cannot access '/home/me/man': No such file or directory

Based on your update use this to fix those errors by setting the owner of the snap directory to yours:

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER ~/snap

Now run discord again, it should be able to create those directories and or files.

  • Thanks for your reply. That chown command eliminated the directory errors. But when I enter the command "discord" in the Terminal Emulator nothing happens. The Discord window does not open. I can see it runs because the cursor goes to the next line without a prompt. To end it I use Ctrl C. – Stephen Jan 4 at 0:44
  • It is working. I did not realize it at first because it took far longer than expected to start up. When I waited long enough discord did open its window in the desktop.Thanks for your help :). – Stephen Jan 4 at 5:21
  • Great. You can accept the answer by clicking the check icon by it. – George Udosen Jan 4 at 5:48
  • Tried this, but it's not an ownership problem here. I see the directory, and I own it, but /var/lib/snapd/snaps/discord_86.snap on /snap/discord/86 type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime,x-gdu.hide) so it is read-only. – Bram Jan 17 at 15:16
  • Please kindly ask a new question if you have one @Bram! – George Udosen Jan 17 at 15:57

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