Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges. You might want to contact the administrator of this machine.
oussamou last edited by
I just installed ubuntu 18.04 and I wannted to use opera, so I download it form the website as .deb packages, install and lunch it .
at the very begining everything works fine but when i tryed to login to my account "make synchronization you know" I have this error :
'Can't open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges. You might want to contact the administrator of this machine.'
I couldn't run opera after at all.
can you help me.
A Former User last edited by
There have been several posts about this scenario, both under Windows and Linux. I can confirm that it occurs with Opera 57.0.3098.102 on both Ubuntu Xenial and Ubuntu Bionic. In my case, I suspect it has something to do with encryption of the home directory: accounts with cleartext home directories do not, in my case, exhibit the problem.
I hope this will be a clue for someone to finally diagnose and resolve this issue.