[CentOS] GDM could not write to you authorization file ... Please contact your system adminstrator
drew.einhorn at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 18:46:44 EDT 2010
On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 6:16 AM, Brent L. Bates <blbates at vigyan.com> wrote:
> This error sounds familiar. If it is the same problem I've had a couple
> of times, every time it happens, I forget what it was I did the last time to
> fix it. :-( After I remember, it seems almost obvious.
After some more googling I found the solution and it wasn't obvious:
sudo chmod 1777 /tmp
In the case I really think the error message needs some improvement.
I can see where getting the permissions right on the mount points
can be tricky.
I hope the rest of my permissions are ok.
I used the following to do the heavy lifting
(cd src; tar cf - --xattrs .) | (cd dest; tar xf -)
Don't remember why I chose this over a cp -R based solution,
or a similar idiom using dump/restore instead of tar.
"You can see a lot by just looking."
-- Yogi Berra
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