I’m new to Fedora, and reasonably new to Linux, so forgive me if I ask something ignorant.
I’ve been running F37 for a few weeks now (switched from Mint), and recently I’ve ran into an issue with my flatpaks.
None of the flatpaks I install seem to be able to read/write to any directory besides it’s own. Even if I give it the correct permissions with Flatseal, it just won’t work.
For example Thunderbird. If I want to save an e-mail as text file (using a plugin), it doesn’t seem to matter where I want to save it, it will not work. Even the Documents or Download folder. If I want to open an .eml file on a drive, it will say that the file doesn’t exist. Permissions seem fine to me
I have the same issue with Obsidian. On the first screen after install, It can browse to my ‘vault’ on a mounted drive, but it won’t open the ‘vault’. The AppImage works fine.
I’ve tested this with a few ‘drawing’ apps to save a screenshot. Nothing worked. I get no error messages, nothing.
Apps I install as rpm work without issues.
Maybe unrelated, since I don’t know if it is a flatpak, but I’ve installed LCDproc for my keyboard, and it will not save the settings as well. It resets after every reboot.
I’ve been searching for a fix, and one of them suggested to move/delete the dconf folder in .cache. Besides resetting my Gnome settings, it didn’t change a thing.
I also run F37 on my laptop, and that all works fine.
Since I’ve ‘hopped’ from Mint on both devices, a difference during install was that I kept my /home folder from my mint install on the PC with the issues. Could that have messed some things up?