I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).
I've noticed recently every file on my hard drive gets the executable privilege, even every text files, so when I open it a pop-up window asks me what to do (run in terminal-Display-Cancel-Run).
I tried to change permissions in the terminal as
sudo chmod a-x -Rv /media/D/*. It shows me that privileges have been changed to
666 which means
rw-rw-rw, but actually nothing has been done; it's still as executable privilege given.
I tried to move some files to the desktop. Then did as above, and it was successful.
My hard drive is formatted as "FAT32". What would be the problem?