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    Default startup error

    I am getting an error message
    "users $HOME/.dmrc is being ignored. Should be owned by user and have 644 permisions.
    Users $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by others"
    I am the only user.
    My sound also does not work-I can't play any sound files.

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    Default Re: startup error

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    Where are you getting the error? Is the file referenced showing the
    correct permissions? Are you logging in as a particular user or as
    'root'? Is this a new symptom (regarding the error and also the sound)
    or something that has always been broken?

    Good luck.





    wsx123 wrote:
    | I am getting an error message
    | "users $HOME/.dmrc is being ignored. Should be owned by user and have
    | 644 permisions.
    | Users $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by
    | others"
    | I am the only user.
    | My sound also does not work-I can't play any sound files.
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    Default Re: startup error

    My sound has started to work but I can barely hear it.
    On startup, When I am logged out as user and I log back in I get the error message.
    I'm new to linux, not sure exactly where this file is.
    Is there anyway to reset file permissions to default?

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    Default Re: startup error

    wsx123 wrote:
    > My sound has started to work but I can barely hear it.
    > On startup, When I am logged out as user and I log back in I get the
    > error message.
    > I'm new to linux, not sure exactly where this file is.
    > Is there anyway to reset file permissions to default?


    As a quick tutorial, you should open a terminal and enter the commands

    man chown
    man chmod

    The command 'chown' changes the owner of a file, and 'chmod' changes the
    permissions. Before you do anything, please post the output of

    ls -l /home
    ls -al .dmrc

    Larry


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    Default Re: startup error

    manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -l /home
    total 24
    drwxr-xr-x 22 999 users 4096 2008-07-16 22:36 linux
    drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2008-07-17 02:40 lost+found
    drwxrwxr-x 42 manny users 4096 2008-07-20 15:06 manny
    manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -al .dmrc
    -rw-r----- 1 manny users 26 2008-07-20 11:42 .dmrc
    manny@linux-jv6a:~>

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    wsx123 wrote:
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -l /home
    > total 24
    > drwxr-xr-x 22 999 users 4096 2008-07-16 22:36 linux
    > drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2008-07-17 02:40 lost+found
    > drwxrwxr-x 42 manny users 4096 2008-07-20 15:06 manny
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -al .dmrc
    > -rw-r----- 1 manny users 26 2008-07-20 11:42 .dmrc
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~>


    Your problem is that the permissions are 640, not 644. In the list before the
    file, it should say -rw-r--r-- (r has value 4, w has value 2, and x is 1). To
    fix the problem, the command

    chmod o+r .dmrc

    should be used.

    Larry

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    Default Re: startup error

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    wsx123 wrote:
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -l /home
    > total 24
    > drwxr-xr-x 22 999 users 4096 2008-07-16 22:36 linux
    > drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2008-07-17 02:40 lost+found
    > drwxrwxr-x 42 manny users 4096 2008-07-20 15:06 manny
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~> ls -al .dmrc
    > -rw-r----- 1 manny users 26 2008-07-20 11:42 .dmrc
    > manny@linux-jv6a:~>


    Your problem is that the permissions are 640, not 644. In the list before the
    file, it should say -rw-r--r-- (r has value 4, w has value 2, and x is 1). To
    fix the problem, the command

    chmod o+r .dmrc

    should be used.

    Larry
    I tried that and it did nothing, same error message when I reboot.I was logged in as root.

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    Default Re: startup error

    wsx123 wrote:
    >> Larry

    >
    > I tried that and it did nothing, same error message when I reboot.I was
    > logged in as root.


    You should almost never login as root. The consequences of an inadvertent slip
    of the keys are too great.

    You should log in as manny and issue this command:

    chmod 644 .dmrc

    Larry

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    Default Re: startup error

    Had too many problems. Did a fresh install with KDE 3.5 instead of Gnome. Everything seems to be running faster.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: startup error

    I had the same login error discussed above:
    User's $HOME /.dmc file is being ignored etc.

    I followed Larry's advice above, logged in as myself and used
    chmod 644 .dmrc

    I restarted the machine and the error message did not appear. However, I soon realized that my apache server would not start. The YaST HTTP server button opened and looked normal, but froze while closing.

    Apache2ctl commands seemed not to exist, so I tried /etc/init.d/apache2 start and was told that I lacked permission. When I went in as su, it took a long time to get any result, but here's what I got:

    beorn:/home/beorn # /etc/init.d/apache2 start
    Starting httpd2 (prefork) done
    beorn:/home/beorn # [Thu Jul 24 15:31:38 2008] [error] (EAI 3)Temporary failure in name resolution: Could not resolve host name www.bemont.net -- ignoring!
    (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
    (98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
    no listening sockets available, shutting down
    Unable to open logs

    I'm much too inexperienced a linux user to know what this all means. I need advice from someone who knows way more than I do.

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