[kde-linux] Lost shutdown and restart button from user, kde session

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Nov 19 05:32:06 UTC 2006

Alan Rubin wrote:
> Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
>> Hmm, since it works as root:
>> check the permissions of the control pipe
>> here on my system it is /var/run/xdmctl/xdmctl-:0
>> Should be owned user:root when logged in as "user"
>> Cheers,
>> Kevin
> Thanks Kevin!
> In fact /var/run/xdmctl/xdmctl-:0 was user:root
> but curiously the permissions for /var were  rwx------
> I have changed them to rwxr-xr-x and I have the buttons back.

I've had a KDE upgrade or two this year that mangled permissions. To be 
precise, after upgrades to cdrdao, the ownership and permissions become 
0775 root:root when they were originally 4170 root:cdrom (or whatever 
way k3b says they're supposed to be set up to run with root privileges.

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