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