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Old 11-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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folder priveleges keep getting changed

using YoperV2 and kernel.

i have having a terrible time getting Yoper to leave folder setting alone and adding users does not work properly for me (i'm using the kuser button in yoper conf).

i have gotten around some of the problems such as:

vmware won't start because permissions on /tmp/user-vmware keep getting changed from drwx---- to drwxrwxrwx every time i reboot. i solved it by making an icon for vmware on the desktop and prefacing the vmware command like this: >chmod 700 /tmp/user-vmware | vmware.

but this is a work around. i do not understand why the permissions keep getting changed, and what is changing them.

furthermore, when i try to add users, their name does not show up on the logon screen, and if it does, i get a lot of errors at startup (usually related to improper permissions on the new users /home/directory and subdirectories and files.

is there a better way to add users? i guess i'll try to find the command-line for adding a user. perhaps the problem is kde3.3 and kuser app.

Last edited by Present; 11-27-2004 at 12:18 PM.
Old 11-27-2004, 01:50 PM   #2
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man adduser (or maybe useradd ... I forget what Linux calls it)
Old 11-27-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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well i did a simple

adduser -g <group> <user>
passwd <user>

and added a directory for the user in /home with priveleges 700.

that seems to work well.

still don't know why it is changing permissions, and adding user manually didn't add it to login applet (you can login, just cant see username).

i'll have to hunt that down, but at least that is working better than kuser was.

Old 11-28-2004, 02:05 AM   #4
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i think i found part of the problem, and it may affect other posts i have. Yoper does not seem able to get a grub installation right to save it's life.

seems that it is not mounting my /boot partition during installation, but instead has writtine a /boot directory in my / partition. since many attempted settings may have been affected by this, i am reinstalling and renaming /boot directory and mounting /boot partition as /boot in fstab right after installation.

if this resolves the problem, i'll post here. i can't imagine it could make things worse ;-). i'll keep you posted.

thx all,


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