[Solved] User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

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[Solved] User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby likiud on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:06 am

I'm getting this error everytime I boot up. At first I was trying to move my Home folder to a different partition. I followed this tutorial I found here: http://embraceubuntu.com/2006/01/29/mov ... partition/

I believe it worked fine, but now I keep getting this error everytime I boot up.
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User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored


I looked up many guides on this, and I wasn't the only one getting this problem. I followed guides similar to this one http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=976610 and others as well, but I still cannot get rid of that error message.

I'm new to Linux (couple of weeks experience). Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby kyphi on Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:35 am

This error message has appeared after you relocated (or attempted to do so) your Home directory.
Look for the .dmrc file - it should be in your Home directory. When you find it, right click it and check its Properties and open the Permissions tab. Your name should appear as the owner with Read and Write Permissions.

To change the owner, if you prefer the command line use:
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sudo chown yourname:yourname ~/.dmrc

To change the permissions use:
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sudo chmod 644 ~/.dmrc
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Re: User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby likiud on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:54 am

so the above didn't work. However, I think I know why it doesn't work. Its because my newly created partition that is holding my home is actually in NTFS. This is what I want because I want to be able to swap my files easily with windows as well.

I read somewhere saying NTFS doesn't support permissions which may be the reason why that error is popping up and remain there. I read somewhere that there's a way to just map the individual folders to the NTFS drive I wish to share with Windows seperately. For example, the Documents, Pictures, and Music folders. I couldn't really find a way to do it.

Any idea if this is possible?
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Re: User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby kyphi on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:46 pm

Your Linux Home should be ext4.

If you want to share files between LinuxMint and Windows consider using VirtualBox and installing Windows in that. You can then create a "shared folder" that lets you access any file in that shared folder from either operating system.
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Re: User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby likiud on Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:55 pm

I managed to figure it out. Using Symlinks
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Re: [Solved] User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby MarkoAmb on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:51 am

Hi,
I had the same problem and it occured suddenly.
The problem was that my /root directory somehow changed to 777 permission.
When I changed it back to 755, the warning disappeared.

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Re: [Solved] User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby beautypeakwd on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:24 am

I also had this problem while trying to set up file sharing over my network, and set my Home folder to shared. Soon as I unshared it the problem went away.
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Re: [Solved] User’s $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored

Postby cheerfultux on Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:08 am

Marko's suggestion worked for me also. I had englarged my home position, and moved it left. My /home partition permissions were indeed set to 777. I reset them to 755 and the $HOME/.dmrc error disappeared on next login.
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