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This is my fault, so I won't blame Linux this time
I was changing the permissions on a user folder, and I ran this command as root
"chmod -x foldername" and it closed all the mozilla windows, and explorer windows. I figured I shoudl restart. When I went to the menu, it didn't give any option to restart, only to logout, so I did that. The screen flickered a few times then went to the command like login screen....when I try to run startx, it gives an error about no screens.
I tried using the backup config file, but still no go. I ran this: "XFree86 -configure" and auto configured everything, but when I ran it it went to a black screen with a white mousehair in the middle that I can move around....is that a good sign?
I use this box for servers, and I'm decently proficent with the command line, but I'd at least like X to work
Part of the reason is because I need to "Deactivate" and reactivate my network adapter everytime I startup, and I don't know how to do that through the command line....See the thread here is you have any suggestions about that http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=121726
Well, I ommited some details because I accidentially quitted out of IE while I was writing my original post (which was looooong) and I was too pissed to write about it again....anyway, I originally wanted the folder to have write permissions, but chmod +w didn't work so I tried chmod +x to see if any permissions could be changed, and that worked. I figured I should change it back to what it was, so I guessed that chmod -x does the opposite of +x.
So, since I already ran -x, it would be back to what it was, right? I'm a month old fyi
well, i fear in order to help we need more info on what dir you restricted access. was it ROOT's home?
However chmod -x on a folder doesn't make much sense: at least use
chmod 700 folder
to give owner full rights.
btw, i was once stuck for 3h 'cause i was editing the wrong XFConfig:
try X 2> /tmp/X.output
and carefully examine the output file (in particular: which config is it using?)
It was just the home directory of a new user I created for ftp access. It was just empty, but I wanted to give write access to my user. I tried "chmod +w "foldername"" but that didn't seem to work. I just tried "chmod +e "foldername"" as a test if I could change the permissions of the folder at all, and it worked, and the folder was now apparently "executable". I figured I should undo what I just did, and assumed chmod -x "foldername" would reverse the process
About chmod 700, or 755, etc, is there a list somewhere what level of access all the different numbers are?