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Old 07-09-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
T Rex
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Problem with Mandrake control


I attempted to change my user password in the control app. when I did, every time I try to access that menu again I get this error

cannot lock usr lib,
file /etc/ptmp or /etc/gtmp exist

So now I cannot do anything with the user option, and I can find no documentation on how to fix this issue, which makes me sad. I hate when things go no worky.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Problem with Mandrake control

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Originally posted by T Rex
in the control app
What 'control app' are you referring to? Mandrake Control Center? Userdrake?

Were you root when you tried to change it?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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It looks like there is at least one lock file stopping you. Open a file manager and try and delete these 2 files (if there's only one just delete the one). You may have to su to root to do it, though.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 01:31 AM   #4
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Mandrake control center, and no I was just using my user account. I found other ways to work without Mandrake Control but I sure would like everything to be running happy again.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 01:47 AM   #5
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It looks like there is at least one lock file stopping you. Open a file manager and try and delete these 2 files (if there's only one just delete the one). You may have to su to root to do it, though.
The 2 files are - /etc/ptmp or /etc/gtmp
 
Old 07-10-2003, 02:59 AM   #6
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Erasing those 2 files won't do anything to crash my Mandrake though?
 
  


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