[CentOS] Strange error on login: $HOME/.dmrc?

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Mon Dec 8 06:05:57 UTC 2008


Niki Kovacs a écrit :
> Hi,
> 
> Since this morning, when I login, GDM gives me an error message on login 
> (it's in french, so I try to translate roughly):
> 
> $HOME/.dmrc has been ignored, but it is responsible for saving sessions. 
> It should not be writable for other users, and permissions should be 644.
> 
> Now I had a look at this ~/.dmrc, and permissions were rw-------. So I 
> did a chmod 644 on it (rw-r--r--) and logged back out... but the problem 
> still persists. I'm puzzled.
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
I'll answer this myself, as I just found the solution. Suddenly my 
user's home directory went from 700 to 777. I chmodded it back to 700, 
and now everything seems alright. I had a power outage this night, and I 
have no other explanation that my home directory mysteriously changed 
permissions.

Go figure.


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