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Old 08-28-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
georgecrisp
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Can't log in, "User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored...."


I have installed Ubuntu 6.06 about 1 month ago. I have been following the linux reality podcast. ... following episode 26.. Trying to network with Windows. I then tried to share the home/"user"/desktop folder . And it did become browseable on my widows network. There was no obvious problem at the time, until I tried to log back in - clearly I have done something rather wrong.
The error message occurs after entering the password and reads:
"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. Users $HoME/.drmc file must be owned by user and not writable to others"
I am able to log in in the "failsafe Terminal" option but do not know how to rectify the problem . I have been able to change the smb.conf file desktop entry back to "non writeable" using gedit. Do I need to change the permissions on the $HOME/.dmrc file Appreciate any help.

Last edited by georgecrisp; 08-28-2006 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 01:18 PM   #2
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Don't know how the file got messed with, I have my whole $HOME dir shared over samba and have no problems with it. Anyway here is my .drmc
Code:
user@host:~$ ls -l .dmrc
-rw------- 1 user user 26 2006-07-23 18:45 .dmrc
user@host:~$ cat .dmrc
[Desktop]
Session=default
Try setting it to those permissions and content, you can backup the file first if you wish.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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I had the same error after having moved my home folder. The permissions were in place, and the .dmrc file's contents were OK.

As a solution (in my case), I re-created /home/robert/.dmrc and from that time, when logging in, /media/hde1/home/robert/.dmrc (in my actual home folder) would be used, exclusively.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thankyou for your repi=lies so far - much appreciated

I have opened the file $HOME/.dmrc
and it only reads:
[Desktop]
Session=default

I added the text exactly as per the reply above ( do I need to change the "user" to my user name ? or the date ? )
But same error occurs.
When I try to login the error message reads in "view details" (~/.xsession-error file ):

WARNING** Unable to create ~/.gnome2 directory: Permission denied
Could not create per-user gnome configuation directory 'home/george/.gnome2/':Permission denied

I can still log in using Failsafe Terminal - I noticed the first line reads
:bash /home/george/.bashrc: Permission denied

Have I got a more widespread permission problem ?

Last edited by georgecrisp; 08-30-2006 at 08:39 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:49 AM   #5
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you may want to check the permissions on the directory /home/george/ (ls -ld /home/george/)
and make sure the the owner and group are set to yours.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:59 AM   #6
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I checked and it reads
drw-r--r-- 32 george george 4096 <date,time> /home/george

I assume that is correct
 
Old 08-30-2006, 09:35 AM   #7
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Result! I changed the permissions of the home/george folder to 755 and I can now log on, I must have changed it to 644 rather than just changing the .dmrc file
thanks for the help
 
Old 08-21-2007, 10:52 PM   #8
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Need Your Help

I just read your Soution to your problem. I renamed my administrator account and changed the default home dir. now i cannot log in as the home dir doesn't exist. Nevertheless, I really a newbie, and I'll apreciate if you could send the steps you did on the Failsafe Terminal.

Regards...


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Result! I changed the permissions of the home/george folder to 755 and I can now log on, I must have changed it to 644 rather than just changing the .dmrc file
thanks for the help
 
Old 08-30-2007, 12:55 PM   #9
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i got the same problem but when i tiped the ls -l thing that's is what i got:

Code:
setlec@ruthlessearth:~$ ls -l .dmrc
ls: .dmrc: No such file or directory
setlec@ruthlessearth:~$
lol and cheers
 
Old 02-06-2008, 04:35 PM   #10
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How much of a difference would it make when you use LDAP with exported home directories and receive this error message?
 
  


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