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Old 08-02-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
karloskar
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CHMOD problems in RH9


Hello! My first post here.

I started with Linux a few weeks ago and have got myself into a bit of a pickle. I was playing around with setting up an FTP server using VSFTPD and then thought I'd CHMOD the directories within / to prevent FTP users getting to them. But since then I have had problems.

During startup the "adt" process doesn't start (I can start it once I have logged in without any problems (what is adt?)).

The GUI doesn't start up. It leaves me at the text login screen (which I can use), but I can't use openoffice because they need a graphical environment.

When I try to start the GUI with "X" it starts, the screen goes black and then it dumps me out with a critical error saying it can't open the font "fixed". I presume this is another effect of the CHMODing I did.

Now to the question(s):

Is there a shell-script that I can use that will set all the permissions back to the way they should be for the critical files?

Should I try to get a hold of a external USB drive and move some of my important files onto it and reinstall?

Thank you in anticipation,

Karloskar
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:34 AM   #2
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what you have done, by the sounds of it is not allowed the user you are trying to log with read access to certain files. what chmod options did you use? -R r-w or something?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:28 AM   #3
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I have decided on a brute force solution. I am going to move data to another drive and then reinstall.

Thank you.
 
  


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