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Old 11-13-2002, 08:15 AM   #1
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Ok - I got a debian install and installed gentoo on another partition.After that I wasn't able to do anything with my user account on the debian partition.Sylpheed - can't fetch mail/out of diskspace
kde - can't launch dcopserver
After a wild goose chase I found out that the permissions for /home of my user account where changed to another user.
I did change the permissions under gentoo for a seperate /data partition but did't do anything to the debian partition at all.
Any ideas what could cause this?
Old 11-13-2002, 08:27 AM   #2
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No clue at all. Is the user a valid, unprivileged one on your system? If you're sharing /home between distro's, do the uid's match? Did you verify your binaries integrity? Any vulnerable services running? Can you find out if stuff changed using MAC times? Error logs?
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try this

try to mount the another partition with the user you want to access

or better still change the permission setting in /etc/fstab file

Old 11-13-2002, 08:57 AM   #4
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The user is valid.I got two users on the debian partition and both accouts where with permissions for one user.
No errors at all.I don't share /home for the distros.Only thing that is shared is the /data partition.But there are no executables.Only thing I could think about is a bug in kde 3.1.I did change the permissions for /data from gentoo that it is useable for my user account in gentoo.But I don't see how that could change the permissions for a user account within debian.


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