Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 351791
.dmrc gets ignored at GDM login screen
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:00:15 EST
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Description of problem:
"$HOME/.dmrc ignored and prevents default session and lanuage from saving. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. $HOME should be owned by user and not writable by others." Error started occuring shortly after installing the Fluxbox window manager. I have tried changing the permissions on the file but it still comes back next time I restart my computer and try to log in. I have to choose what session I want each time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start up F8T3
2. log in
3. hit ok to clear listed error after selecting session.
error message with quoted text above
This can be due to one or two situations:
1. .dmrc permissions make it writable by other users (generally a bad thing)
2. ~ is writable by other users (often a desirable thing)
To get this lovely piece of NANNY-WARE to *shut* *up*, do this:
chmod 700 ~
chmod 600 ~/.dmrc
Note that the requirement for mode 700 on ~ flies in the face of the way
some people may wish to use the 'group' permissions as documented in
Ken Thompson's "The UNIX Timesharing System" (see
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