[CentOS] GDM could not write to you authorization file ... Please contact your system adminstrator
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Thu Oct 7 01:52:15 UTC 2010
On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 04:46:44PM -0600, drew einhorn wrote:
> After some more googling I found the solution and it wasn't obvious:
> sudo chmod 1777 /tmp
This is the default value for /tmp. If your permissions were not set
to this then somehow you managed to change them.
> (cd src; tar cf - --xattrs .) | (cd dest; tar xf -)
A beginner SA mistake is to untar stuff into /tmp as root. This can change
permissions on /tmp and break your system. Don't do it. It's not obvious
and an easy to make mistake.
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