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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

.dmrc error message when logging in

Some people get an error message after login that says that $HOME/.dmrc has wrong permissions.

Quote:
"User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored, preventing default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users."
This could be repaired by typing in a console this:

cd /home/username
chmod 644 .dmrc
sudo chmod 700 /home/username

where "username" is replaced by your actual username.

To change permissions of file .dmrc in favour of username use

The permission problems should be over

More info in Dutch about this issue can be found here.
An interesting wikipedia article can be found here.
read about this at this forum.
This solution is confirmed here.
In Dutche read more here.

Jeroen

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