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Old 09-07-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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permssions just ' screwed up '

I was just doing some stuff in terminal :

> cd mp3's

to change to my mp3 directory, when everything just went skitz on me...

I logged off, and logged on, and it said something like :

please contact your system admin to resolve the following error :

could not create /home/xconspirisist/.gnome-test-locking-file this indicates ( somthing ) error : per mision denied . error code 13.

well - erm, odd. so I went into root, and via terminal and file browser tried to change the permissions of my /home/xconspirisist directory to 777 ( read, write, etc )

> chmod 777 xconspirisist

and I get the following error ( this is as root ) :

[root@localhost home]# chmod 777 xconspirisist
chmod: changing permissions of `xconspirisist' (requested: 0777, actual: 0755):
Operation not permitted

I mean wtf ??!

earlier I changed the permissions of some other directorys via the chmod 777 method, because I needed full access to them - dont know if that would have a bearing on it ?

anyway, help me out here, please !!
Old 09-07-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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Take a look at the ownership of the files and see if the ownership is OK. Also the problem may be in the permissions for /home.

If /home is a mountpoint then the problem may be in /etc/fstab

Last edited by jailbait; 09-07-2003 at 03:11 PM.
Old 09-07-2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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havnt a clue what it was ,but it seems a reboot fixed it.


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