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Location: Adelaide, Australia, but currently Lund, Sweden
Distribution: RH 9
CHMOD problems in RH9
Hello! My first post here.
I started with Linux a few weeks ago and have got myself into a bit of a pickle. I was playing around with setting up an FTP server using VSFTPD and then thought I'd CHMOD the directories within / to prevent FTP users getting to them. But since then I have had problems.
During startup the "adt" process doesn't start (I can start it once I have logged in without any problems (what is adt?)).
The GUI doesn't start up. It leaves me at the text login screen (which I can use), but I can't use openoffice because they need a graphical environment.
When I try to start the GUI with "X" it starts, the screen goes black and then it dumps me out with a critical error saying it can't open the font "fixed". I presume this is another effect of the CHMODing I did.
Now to the question(s):
Is there a shell-script that I can use that will set all the permissions back to the way they should be for the critical files?
Should I try to get a hold of a external USB drive and move some of my important files onto it and reinstall?