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Saturday, October 13th 2007, 8:03pm

Permissions Issue

Hi all, I recently installed Mandriva 2007.0 and when I try to boot into KDE I get the following errors:

"No write access to $/home/jeff"

I received the previous error and the next two after using RPM to upgrade KDE to version 3.5.4

"Could not read network connection list /home/jeff/.DCOPserver_localhost_O"

which leads to "Could not start KSMServer"

After using the Mandriva 2007 Rescue Disk and/or the PCLinuxOS to log into the system , I am root where I type in "chown -R jeff:users /mnt/home/jeff/" which leads to the following error:

"chown: `jeff:users': invalid user"

root is the owner and the group user in all the files including the hidden ones in /home/jeff/ .

I would be grateful for any suggestions for solving this issue. Thanks in advance



Monday, October 15th 2007, 8:54pm

RE: Permissions Issue

To solve this problem, I got into KDM and clicked on the "Failsafe terminal" and used my user account to open the terminal. Switched user to root and changed directory to /home/jeff and executed the following commands:

#chown -Rv jeff:jeff /home/jeff

#chmod -Rv 755 /home/jeff

You may have to use the chown command for the /tmp directory as well.