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Old 02-08-2006, 06:58 PM   #1
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strange error from the .dmrc-file


everytime i log in my system, i get the message:

the file .dmrc in your home-directory has incorrect permissions.
file .dmrc should be owned by the user who logs in and should have 644 as permissions
but a

ls -al /home/jollyroger

-rw-r--r--   1 jollyroger jollyroger    26 2006-01-27 18:35 .dmrc
so what? i dont get, the owner is the user who logs in, i.e. jollyroger and the permissions are
-rw-r--r-- which is 644, isnt it?
i still can log on to the system, but the error message every time is getting on my nerves....

does anybody know how to solve that problem?

thx in advance

sys: ubuntu breezy, using gnome
Old 02-08-2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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Mine is 600, i.e. owner has rw, everyone else has nothing. Try changing the permissions to 600:

$ chmod 600 .dmrc
Old 04-06-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
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Ok, I figured it out.

First I went to Taskbar menu on the Desktop and chose System > Administration > Users and Groups

I then entered my root pw when prompted to do so

I clicked ADD USER button on the top.... I filled in the first 4 fields and left everything else with the default settings. The new user I created was "Bozo".

Now I logged out and logged back in as the new user name that I created. I then used Nautilus to navigate to the path: /home/. I right clicked on the folder named Bozo and chose Properties. I went to the tab named Permissions. I made no changes here, I just made a note of the settings. On the part that said Owner all 3 checkboxes where ticked and no checkboxes where ticked under Group or Others.

Then I logged out of the Bozo session and logged back in as the username with the screwed up .dmrc error. The error was still there of course since I hadnt changed anything. I then navigated to /home/ and right clicked on the folder with the name of screwedupuser and chose properties. Then I ticked the same checkboxes that I made a note of in Bozo before. I then logged out and logged back in and the error is gone.

Let me make some suggestions to the rest: Dont modify the permission on your entire home directory like I did. Not only will it make your system very unsecure but it will throw up errors as u can see. Rather, what I did was create subfolders inside of /home/username called downloads, music, movies, mydocs, extracted, warez and so on. And on those subfolders I just chmod 777 -R on them so I dont get anymore pesky errors about I dont have permissions to overwrite this or that.

Hope this helps someone!


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