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I must have done something stupid, and I can't quite figure out what it is. The problem is that I cannot su from my user. Fluxbox has problems bringing up a background, and no programs will run. The issue, in this noob's opinion, is that I cannot execute from /usr/bin and /bin. So I tried, as root:
chmod a+rx /bin/* and the same for /usr/bin, and nothing. What am I doing wrong? And is there a way to reset all permissions to the out of the box Slackware defaults?
I tried that and it still says permission denied. Right after a Slackware install, the permissions are right. Is there any way to bring back the default permissions in the same way they are established during a fresh install?
There's a rescue mode on the slackware installs. I don't remember the exact method, but it allows you to change the root password, and then should let you change permissions on all the drives without ever actually booting into your system.
Google it, I don't think I found it on this board, but I'm sure that one of the rescue tools can do what you need.
Bourne Shell (sh) and sed script for generating a script to recover all of the filesystem permissions listed in the MANIFEST.gz file. Useful for restoring permissions after a botched restore from backup. Be sure to check permissions that are not "out of box"