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

Thomas Iverson ghosthomas at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 08:07:07 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 2:05 PM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> 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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Yes , that's why the error occured , you had a power outage so your
filesystem went wrong and your home dir's permission was somehow
changed , it was the filesystem problem , if you have power outage
next time , i recommend you check your filesystem first in the next

Keep It Simple Stupid
Thomas X. Iverson

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