Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124211
On user creation, target home directory need to be chown'ed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
After firstboot configuration and creation of a user, I tried logging
in but my desktop refused to come up. I was pleasantly surprised that
this problematic situation was detected and that I was offered a
chance to have a look inside the .xsession-errors. The problem itself
was rather simple: since I had kept my old Mandrake /home partition
and the same username, the user and group ownership information was
I feel this could have been detected by the firstboot program and the
permissions correctly changed. To solve this, I instead had to switch
to the console and chown my home directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Keep old /home partition from previous install with user 'x'
2. Create user 'x' at firstboot
3. Try to login
Actual Results: Unable to login
Expected Results: /home/x should have been chown'ed to proper permissions
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99562 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.