I don’t understand at all what’s happening. I’ve created a local .bin file as an image for my badger badge but can find no way to upload it to the badger. Thonny shows me the files and directories on the badger and purports, in the upper left hand window, to do the same for my local files. It shows me the
/home/bidmead directory but displays it as empty.
I can use thonny to create a new directory inside
/home/bidmead but this turns out to be illusory—the native file manager, nautilus, knows nothing of this new directory and it doesn’t show up with
It seems that thonny’s connection to my local file system is broken. But not completely, as it can, for example, see
/var/cache but not
/var/lib. It mostly seems able to see directories but occasional files do appear as I explore. The local file system as portrayed by thonny is puzzlingly incomplete.
Permissions related? I mentioned elsewhere I was having to start thonny as a superuser. But this requirement mysteriously disappeared after I’d removed the
flatpak version of thonny, replaced it with the
apt version and then reverted once more to the
menulibre is currently launching thonny with the mellifluous
/usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=thonny --file-forwarding org.thonny.Thonny @@ %F @@.
I’m completely stumped and I need to know what’s happening. Any help would be very welcome indeed. Need more details? Just ask. And please feel free to shoot me down in flames if I’m missing something really silly.