I used to have a giant home-dedified partition standing aside my system one. It was formatted in ext4, as on this laptop I did not mean to use Windows or such. But not long ago my plans changed, both for games I used to play when I was little (midlife crisis' nostalgia, you know) and for some things I still can't do on Linux I decided to install Windows on another partition.
For long time I stayed with my ext4 Storage partition, using it also with Windows thanks to ext2fs drivers. But later on, not being able to write in my biggest partition from that Operating System became quite unbearable, so I brokenheartedly decided to turn it into NTFS. I backupped all content, formatted it, copied all back and modified fstab.
Now I have some problems, don't know if they are all linked, but they are sure caused by this operation I did.
- Every time I log in I get the common .dmrc problemUser’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 permission. User $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users
I tried dealing with it by the usual commands you use in those cases
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sudo chown dude:dude ~/.dmrc
sudo chmod 644 ~/.dmrc
sudo chown dude:dude home/dude
Whereas obviously dude is my username. No such luck, everything remains owned by root. I tried logging in as root and change it with Nemo's proprieties popup. I select dude from context cascade menu, the very next second root comes back. I modify anything, such as removing executing privileges, the very next second the checkbox re-checks itself.
- My sound control applet has disappeared. I tried removing it and placing it back to no avail. It turns out I can't control audio anymore. My Fn+F10/11/12 keys do not work anymore, not popping up a change, neither doing it. I opened audio settings, no hardware is selectable/detected. But audio itself works, it is at very low level but it ouputs correctly
System specifications and things worth of further notice:
I have LMDE installed from 201204 ISO image, meaning I have the double DE setup: I currently use Cinnamon, heavily customized.
I am on an ASUS U36SG laptop, if some hardware specification ambiguities need to be clarified, ask me.
While I was backupping all my home partition content onto an external HDD, I received some privileges and permission errors that wouldn't allow me to copy all keyrings file, so now I miss them. Everytime I log in, I'm asked sooner or later to input my password for keyrings. I'm trying to understand what action causes that request.
I copied all my files while inside my LMDE system, formatted and copied back on a USB with LMDE Live on (USed GParted).
Thanks to anyone helping and ask me if further specific infos are needed.