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Old 08-21-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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~/.dmrc file is missing after home folder wipe

My /home folder is in a separate partition, and I accidentally formatted the partition, destroying all my settings and data. I up all my personal files, but didn't realize how many hidden files were in my home folder. I've cleaned up most of the mess, but I repeatedly recieve a message about how the file $HOME/.dmrc is has a permissions error. However, when I tried to fix the permissions, I disovered that the file doesn't indeed exist.

How can I re-create this file? I'm running KDE under GDM. My system is Debian Lenny.
Old 08-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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Just create it in your text editor of choice and make the content look like:



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