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Old 12-02-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Somebody's Home..!!??


I am getting the folder by name "Somebody's Home" instead of "Ashok's Home"(User Home) on my Desktop and my system got slow while accessing my folders/files in my filesystem.
Also, when I try to open my terminal I am getting the commandline as:
Quote:
id: cannot find name for user ID 516
[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$
I am using only the MD5 Authentication and Shadow Authentication in my authconfig.


Can you please assist me?
Thanks in Advance,
 
Old 12-02-2009, 11:04 AM   #2
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Code:
ls -l /home
and
Code:
tail /etc/passwd
Did the uid for user change by any chance?
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Certainly implies there's no entry in /etc/passwd for that id.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 02:34 AM   #4
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For your kind information the contes of different files are as follows.
Contents of passwd file:
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[root@Station130 ~]# cat /etc/passwd
.........
Ashok:x:516:516::/home/Ashok:/bin/bash
.........
Contents of group file:
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[root@Station130 ~]# cat /etc/group
.........
Ashok:x:516:
.........
Output of ls -l /home command:
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[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$ ls -l /home
drwx------ 30 516 Ashok 4096 Dec 3 13:58 Ashok
Thanks,
 
Old 12-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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Run the 'id' cmd as this user; it'll tell you who it thinks you really are
http://linux.die.net/man/1/id
Also check for >1 entry by that id and 516 id in passwd and shadow files
 
Old 12-04-2009, 08:19 AM   #6
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Here's th output for that:
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[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$ id
uid=516 gid=516(Ashok) groups=516(Ashok)
 
Old 12-05-2009, 06:32 AM   #7
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Am I correct that after "uid=516" there's supposed to be "(Ashok)"?
 
Old 12-08-2009, 05:52 AM   #8
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I need the solution to get out of this problem. Due to this, my system is runnig slowly......
 
Old 12-08-2009, 07:59 AM   #9
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How about this:

As root, backup ashock home folder, delete ashok user, add it again, using specified uid, 516, and copy home folder from old user in newly created folder.
 
  


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