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ashok.g 12-02-2009 10:48 AM

Somebody's Home..!!??
I am getting the folder by name "Somebody's Home" instead of "Ashok's Home"(User Home) on my Desktop and my system got slow while accessing my folders/files in my filesystem.
Also, when I try to open my terminal I am getting the commandline as:

id: cannot find name for user ID 516
[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$
I am using only the MD5 Authentication and Shadow Authentication in my authconfig.

Can you please assist me?
Thanks in Advance,

sv* 12-02-2009 12:04 PM


ls -l /home

tail /etc/passwd
Did the uid for user change by any chance?

chrism01 12-02-2009 11:45 PM

Certainly implies there's no entry in /etc/passwd for that id.

ashok.g 12-03-2009 03:34 AM

For your kind information the contes of different files are as follows.
Contents of passwd file:

[root@Station130 ~]# cat /etc/passwd
Contents of group file:

[root@Station130 ~]# cat /etc/group
Output of ls -l /home command:

[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$ ls -l /home
drwx------ 30 516 Ashok 4096 Dec 3 13:58 Ashok

chrism01 12-03-2009 08:34 PM

Run the 'id' cmd as this user; it'll tell you who it thinks you really are
Also check for >1 entry by that id and 516 id in passwd and shadow files

ashok.g 12-04-2009 09:19 AM

Here's th output for that:

[I have no name!@Station130 ~]$ id
uid=516 gid=516(Ashok) groups=516(Ashok)

DrLove73 12-05-2009 07:32 AM

Am I correct that after "uid=516" there's supposed to be "(Ashok)"?

ashok.g 12-08-2009 06:52 AM

I need the solution to get out of this problem. Due to this, my system is runnig slowly......

DrLove73 12-08-2009 08:59 AM

How about this:

As root, backup ashock home folder, delete ashok user, add it again, using specified uid, 516, and copy home folder from old user in newly created folder.

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