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Old 08-13-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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Sound Server Fatal Error: Error - artsmessage: /tmp/mcop-root is accessible owned...

During the loging as root, this error message pops up:

  | Error - artsmessage                            |?|_|X|
  |                                                      |
  |   \ /                                                |
  |    X      Sound server fatal error:                  |
  |   / \                                                |
  |           /tmp/mcop-root is accessible owned by user |
  |                                                      |
  |                                                      |
  |                                                      |
  |                                                      |
My sound is not working anymore. All I know is that I've set all permissions that were on /tmp directory on it's subfolders and files,too("Apply changes to all subfolders and their content").From that time this is happening to me. The problem is that I don't know all permissions for every subfolder and file in /tmp dir in my head.
Is there any way to restore permissions on that subfolders and files inside /tmp dir to it's original values?

Currently permissions on /tmp dir and it's subfolders and file are:

        show entries      write entries     enter     spec

User        [X]                [X]           [X]      [ ] Set UID

Group       [X]                [X]           [X]      [ ] Set GID

Others      [X]                [X]           [X]      [X] Sticky
User: root
Group: root

Thanx in advance,

Last edited by m07hm4n; 08-13-2006 at 02:05 PM.
Old 08-14-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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There should be no necessary files in /tmp at all. If you log in as root and switch to runlevel 1 (single user mode, console only) or do it with a live CD you should be safe to delete all files and folders that have been created there. If you have saved files there on your own you should of course back them up.


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