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Help with $home

Postby gamedogs on Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:33 am

Ok i was playing around with the folders and i switch a setting somehow and now i get this message at boot up :
user's $home/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved file should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. users home directory must be owned by user and not writable by others.
Ok how can i fix this anyone have an idea..? :?
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Re: Help with $home

Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:37 am

gamedogs wrote:Ok i was playing around with the folders and i switch a setting somehow and now i get this message at boot up :
user's $home/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved file should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. users home directory must be owned by user and not writable by others.
Ok how can i fix this anyone have an idea..? :?

But you can still login? Can you please give us the output of these commands:
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ls -al /home

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ls -al /home/yourusernamehere/.dmrc
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Codes entered Results

Postby gamedogs on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:33 pm

This is what i get when entering the codes you gave me..

gamedogs@Games-Mint:~$ ls -al /home
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-01-13 14:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2007-01-13 14:03 ..
drwxr-xr-x 49 gamedogs gamedogs 4096 2007-01-15 10:24 gamedogs

gamedogs@Games-Mint:~$ ls -al /home/gamedogs/.dmrc
-rw-rw-rw- 1 gamedogs gamedogs 26 2007-01-13 19:18 /home/gamedogs/.dmrc

???? New to Linux so sorry if im asking something that may seem simple.. :?
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Postby clem on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:27 pm

You can try that I suppose..

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cd ~; chmod 644 .dmrc
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Re: Codes entered Results

Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:29 pm

gamedogs wrote:
gamedogs@Games-Mint:~$ ls -al /home
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-01-13 14:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 2007-01-13 14:03 ..
drwxr-xr-x 49 gamedogs gamedogs 4096 2007-01-15 10:24 gamedogs

gamedogs@Games-Mint:~$ ls -al /home/gamedogs/.dmrc
-rw-rw-rw- 1 gamedogs gamedogs 26 2007-01-13 19:18 /home/gamedogs/.dmrc


OK, let's fix that. As normal user "gamedogs" type this command:
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chmod 600 /home/gamedogs/.dmrc
The rest looks OK in my opinion ... Unless you have any other error messages? If that should be the case come back here, OK?
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:30 pm

clem wrote:
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chmod 644 .dmrc
Hmmm ... mine has permissions set to 600 ... :? OK, maybe I did that. I am paranoid :lol:
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Yeo that did it

Postby gamedogs on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:42 pm

I would like to thank Scorp123 and Clem for their help and time in getting my error resolved.. Its all back to normal now i appreciate your help.
Thanks again. :D
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Postby 900i on Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:30 pm

I had the same error, I just chmoded /home and .dmrc back to 644. Don't know how they got changed though?

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Postby NiksaVel on Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:27 am

I just had the same problem with bianca... dunno why, but chmod 600 on the dmrc file cleared the prob
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Postby bernado on Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:06 pm

Hello,

well I had nearly the same problem. After a fresh install I tried to activate an existing user with his old /home. It worked of course (create new user) but when the user tried to log in, he received the above mentioned error. I couldn´t solve the problem, I tried to change the user rights but no chance. So I created a new account with a different name, logged in and transferred the files from the old into the new account. But I think this is a Ubuntu specific problem (bug?).javascript:emoticon(':roll:')
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Postby NiksaVel on Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:14 am

probably would have helped to chown the /home/xxy directory for that user


that was a problem I had when installing from a custom distro I made with remastersys
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Postby bernado on Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:56 pm

Yes, thank you for your help,

but I have learned from the Ubuntu Forum, that this is quite a strange problem, and not all suggestions helped. But the question is WHY does this problem exist and where does it come from? I tried lots of distros and even with the latest SIDUX I had no problems in this respect.
Strange behaviour ....

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