scrivener cannot write to disk?

Hi all,

I just installed scrivener on ubuntu 11.04 to give it a try (I installed it directly from the .deb package), but for some reason it does not have write access anywhere. I can run it with sudo, that allowed me to create a project, but I got stuck there. I obviously do not want to have it running as root - for security reasons and because I shouldn’t have to to enter my password every time I start scrivener.

Has anyone met the same problem? What was your fix?