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Old 01-18-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Cannot execute /bin/bash: Permission denied


I just finshed installing the ATI drivers and decided to see if X wound work as a normal user so i alt+f3ed to the terminal where i was logged in, typed startx and got a permission denied error. I tried rebooting howver when i login i get:

Code:
ender login: test
Password:
Linux 2.6.1.
Last login: Sun Jan 18 19:30:17 +0000 2004 on tty2.
No mail.
Cannot execute /bin/bash: Permission denied

ender login:
I created the test account after i got his probelem to see if a new account would fix it but it obviously didn't =(

The permissions on /bin/bash seem fine:
Code:
bash-2.05b# ls -lh /bin/bash
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     bin          614K Jun 24  2003 /bin/bash
bash-2.05b#
I checked the /ec/groups file and i carn't see anything obviously wrong with it but i could have missed somthing. The drivers did do some stuff with groups im not sure if it modified anything important but it did ask if i wanted the opengl stuff accessable to all users, people in the users group, root only and a few others. Its also possible i toasted somthing without realising it or my filesystem became correpted etc... Root user can login fine ofcourse.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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DOH ... sorry, just crawled out of bed ;)

Does test have a all required permissions on
his home, and rx on /bin?


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Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 01-18-2004 at 02:11 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2004, 01:19 AM   #3
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Permissions seem fine, its almost like i have somhow disabled the users group from being able to execute anything.

Code:
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     bin          4.0K Jan  4 04:51 bin
Code:
drwx--x--x    2 test     users          22 Jan 19 06:29 test
 
Old 01-19-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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Figured it out

For some reason the permissions on /lib and /opt were changed from 755.
Don't know why they changed, probally never will but i can login fine now
 
Old 01-19-2004, 04:13 AM   #5
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Hmm seems they wern't the only directories changed, i've reinstalled becuase it seemed eaiser that finding them all and changing them back.
 
  


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