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Old 12-20-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
phil.d.g
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problems with gnome when I change a user's user ID


Hi,

I need to change the user and group id of one of my users. I have tried
Code:
usermod -u 500 -g 99 user
, which seems to work, the permissions of the user's home folder and everything have changed, but when that user tries to log in gome-settings-deamon complains about invalid configuration and comes up with a fault in gnome_segv. At this point I need to restart X to get any further. Does gnome store its configuration files outside the user's home directory if so where are they located, or how else may I overcome this problem

thanks
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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You might try to chown the directory.
man chown
 
Old 12-20-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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I assume you mean the home dir of the user in question? If so I have
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ls -na
to check the owner of all the files and they have been changed to suit the user's new ID like I said in my first post

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Old 12-20-2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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right, found the problem - some permissions on files and folders in the /tmp dir

now for the dumb question - I am safe in deleting all the files in /tmp every once in a while aren't I, after all the folder is called tmp
 
Old 12-20-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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Yes, you can delete files from /tmp safely. -- J.W.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 03:51 AM   #6
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cheers
 
  


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