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Old 10-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Error message ‘$HOME/.dmrc file is ignored’ in CentOS 5.5


All,

I have followed some guidelines I found online but this has not fixed the problem yet.

I have tried this:
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1. The .dmrc file was missing so I created it with 600 permissions. This was the permissions of the file on another machine. I also tried 644 as found on the web.
2. I put the following in the .dmrc file:
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[Desktop]
Session=default
3. I changed the permissions on this users home directory to 700 and did a chown -R user:user for this folder.
4. Rebooted twice once with .dmrc file as 600 and once as 644 permissions and I am still getting this message.
If I do an ls -ld on the /home directory it looks different than the other /home directories on other machines and I cannot create new directories in /home.

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Bad: drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 Oct 24 10:09 /home
Good:drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Oct 14 15:30 /home
I am at a loss on how to fix this. I will keep searching but would appreciate some help, thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-24-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Also just noticed that this file /etc/sysconfig/desktop was empty on the jacked machine but had substance on another good machine.

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Bad: empty
Good: DESKTOP="GNOME"
 
Old 10-24-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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Found why I am having the problem but for the life of me I do not know where it is coming from.

If I do a df -h /home is being mounted from another PC. I have checked /etc/fstab, /etc/auto.* files and this is not listed any where.

Thoughts...
 
Old 10-25-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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After some investigation it turns out that it was an NIS problem and not an actual system problem.

Turns out that it was added to NIS without my knowledge.

auto.home was added to the NIS server and thus was served out to this machine.

Discovered this and went to talk to person who did it and we fixed the problem.
 
  


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