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Old 07-31-2003, 07:42 PM   #1
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no response as regular user~ SU responds


This is like so weird. As my regular user it acts as if the modem is not connected (can't read mail or WEBpages) but if I log in as super user everything is fine. Any suggestions as to what is wrong? Could it be a permissions problem? If that is so then which file? (One further thing- if I merely switch user from a terminal and then start kmail or konqueror it will not woork; I have to log in as super user.)
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:27 PM   #2
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well something is up hmmmmm. What distro?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:57 AM   #3
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I have knoppix 3.2 installed on my drive. It became debian after the install.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:46 AM   #4
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Well this is interesting. It seems as if kmail says 'unknown host' until after I do a reboot. (it happened twice so far upon two starts). This occurs after I ask it to retreive my mail. I wonder if the same thing will apply in my users account? I'll get back to you on that.
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Well, I just did a restart from no power after my experiment and kmail didn't give me the unknown host error; it worked right away. Maybe if it is started from cold (rather than turning it off and then on after the drives stopped spinning) it behaves improperly.
I don't know. I'll let you know the next time I do this.

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Old 08-02-2003, 06:26 AM   #5
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you should test this out a few times and see if you can recreate it. You may have uncovered a bug. I would look at the bug reports for kmail and see if it is a known bug and if there is a patch. One should reasonably expect to be able to click an icon b4 the discs stop spinning. Or in the end it may be your install of kmail, you could always try to reinstall it.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 03:59 PM   #6
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I got the solution to my problem and would like to sare it for those searching this board.

Yes, it's a permissions problem.

grep knoppix /etc/group

That will give you a list of groups ( the single word before any colons ).

As root:

usermod -G <list of groups> bmike1

Replace '<list of groups>' with the groups you found with the grep command.
Then need to be seperated by commas and NO spaces.

Once you've done that run the grep again. You should be bmike1 listed for
each of the groups as well. If it is log out, then login again to get the
new permissions to take effect.

cioa,

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