[kde-linux] kde-linux Digest, Vol 44, Issue 17

Alan Rubin alan at rubin.org.uk
Sun Nov 19 12:55:31 UTC 2006

------------------------------ Message: 3 Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006
david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> said
 > > 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

I have just discovered that the same thing had been done to var/spool 
and was blocking printing. The problem seems to date from me installing 
packages partimage and newt for backing up an image of a hard drive. I 
ran partimage as root on the assumption that backing everything up 
needed root permissions. Anyway I the program seemed to stall and I 
killed it and since then I have noticed these odd problems.


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