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Old 05-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Strange Behaviour - GUI not accepting input

I have strange problem with a script generated gui that is designed to accept user keyboard input. The gui works fine for all users except one. All user peofiles are set up the same (copied from an identical template). It doesn't matter which machine / user combination is used the result is the same - all users save the one can use the gui without issue.

What is even more peculiar (at least from my viewpoint) is the fact that when I su - to the user's id from root the application works as expected.

Any suggestions as to where I might start with this problem? I have refreshed the user's profile several times so the problem lies somewhere other that there. But ????

The environment is KDE on RHEL.
Old 06-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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Sounds like a permission issue.

Does the user have writes to the directory containing the script ?

Is the user in the same group as the group of the script ?

It works when you grant root permissions (SU) because that user has access to all.

Login as the user in question and -->

joe@Tux-Box ~]$ id
uid=1000(joe) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),0(root),7(lp),10(wheel),50(games),91(video),92(audio),93(optical),98(power)

Does the above match the group below (users in my example)

[joe@Tux-Box ~]$ ls -l ~joe/Scripts/BU
-rwxr-x--- 1 joe users 5511 Apr 12 20:25 /home/joe/Scripts/BU

What is the second set of permission show on the file and the directory it is contained in ?

[joe@Tux-Box ~]$ ls -ld ~joe/Scripts/
drwxr-xr-x 4 joe users 4096 Apr 29 18:58 /home/joe/Scripts/

If you are still stuck post your results of the above and we can take it from there.

Hope this helps.


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