Sunday, 22 June 2008

$HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored solved Ubuntu

Did you install something that screwed up the permissions of your $HOME or did you change it? Boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and at the prompt, do, assuming your log in name is xx.

Code:
sudo chmod 644 /home/xx/.dmrc
sudo chown xx/home/xx/.dmrc
sudo chmod -R 700 /home/xx
sudo chown -R xx/home/xx
You Reboot and see if you can log in again.

In case if you are getting the sudo: must be setuid root then check out the next post.

-Mihir Patel

6 comments:

  1. You the man!
    Got my system running again....
    Hurrah!

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  2. I second that. Back in business. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks.. this is cool/awesome....

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  5. Nice!

    sudo chown xx /home/xx/.dmrc
    with a space after the first xx.

    Thanks!

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