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Old 12-20-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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my home dir dosnet let me in only root ): ):

-------ok firest sory for typos i got alot of them :P:P-------
i got fedora core 4 i just formated the auther day (i wokring with linux somthing like 10 days).
ok my problem is thet after i installd xine every thing was going good but after i want after the manual to install the extra codecs
and pushd ctrl alt ruturn to go to the conciton place it didnet let me in it told me thet the shakeds home file isnt ther.
so i prety stuck her and i donet got the deskis to reformat any one can help?_?_?

o by the way i guss wan i hade in the manual to instert the home dir place i worte it wrong and thets wate i thinck scrawd em up.
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please try again, typing a little more slowly
I can't figure out what your problem / question is.
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I think he means his home directory has been deleted or something :/.
Old 12-20-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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To check if your home directory exists, try the following:
-open terminal window
ls -ld /home/*

This gives you a list of everything (files as well as directories) located under /home.
Basically, only the home directories of users are stored there.
Try to find the directory for your user. If it contains typos, you most likely mistyped when you
created the user.

If there are a lot of users, the "ls" command above will give a lot of output on screen.
In that case, you may want to try:
ls -ld /home/<your_user> to see if your home directory exists.

If the home directory exists, but is not readable (r) or searchable (x) for it's owner, then you need
to change the permissions. Use "chmod" for that. However, as you indicated, I suspect you simply mistyped and
that's why you can't find your home directory any more.


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