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Old 04-14-2007, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question .dmrc file being ignored, should be owned by user and certain permissions.. how do i?


Hello, when starting ubuntu edgy eft 6.10 i get this error before gnome loads,
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"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored, preventing default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users."
What exactly do i need to do? ... and how? Thanks in advance,
 
Old 04-14-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Boot into recovery mode (if you don't know what that is, look at this link).

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chown -R mitchell:mitchell /home/mitchell
chmod 644 /home/mitchell/.dmrc
reboot
Substitute in your actual username for mitchell, of course.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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Hi, i followed your advice, but upon boot i still get the error?, any ideas what may have went wrong or what to do?
 
Old 04-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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Well, the original error says it has to be not only 644 permissions but also owned by the user.

Reboot into recovery mode and try:
Code:
chown -R mitchell:mitchell /home/mitchell
reboot
 
Old 04-15-2007, 08:14 PM   #5
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this is wierd, i boot the recovery mode, type root password and execute the commands, to which i do not get any feedback (good or bad).....and then i boot recovery to gnome and execute the commands in terminal (sudo chown -R mitchellj:mitchellj /home/mitchellj and chmod 644 /home/mitchellj/.dmrc) both of which execute with no feedback negative or positive, just another file line or whatever its called the thing ending in $: where you type the command...... i restart and i still get the error?, am i doing it wrong or whats up?>
 
Old 04-15-2007, 10:32 PM   #6
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If there's no feedback, negative or positive, it means the command executed successfully. I'm not sure what might be wrong.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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Quote:
"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored, preventing default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users."
Hello, the commands you game me run fine, but i still get the error, from what i understand up to this point, i have changed the owner of home to me, and chaned the mode of .dmrc to 644, but is there something else i have to do to make .dmrc not be ignored? Thanks very much,
 
Old 04-25-2007, 10:30 AM   #8
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as slackbat wrote

as he wrotes http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=543505
try
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chmod 700 ~/
it worked for me on dapper(ubuntu)
 
Old 04-25-2007, 10:31 AM   #9
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ok thanks
 
  


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