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Old 08-06-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Arrow Log in problem...!!!

I had posted this in another thread. Since I could'nt get a response, I thought to post it again.

I tried changing the username of my ubuntu. But now there is another problem. When I try to log in,a dialog says:

"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. Fild should be owned by the user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users.

and when I hit the OK button, it says:

"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of disk space. Try logging in with some of the filesafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem."

I logged in in filesale GNOME but the dialogs appear as such again.
What shall I do?
Should I reinstall ubuntu or what? And if to reinstall it too, how?
and can u explain about 644 permissions too?
Old 08-06-2008, 09:11 AM   #2
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When you created the new user name, did you also create a new /home folder for the new user?

If not, create a new folder, or (as root) rename the older user folder to the new user name to keep all of your previous user settings.
Old 08-06-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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You got 5 replies to your other thread. Your last post there was only a few hours ago. I do not think you can reasonably claim to have had no response. I think you will get more responses there if you are a little more patient.

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