users $home/dmrc file is being ignored-displays when i login

Asked by bunky on 2008-08-03

took a picture of the error display on main screen---not sure what it is in reference to

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 3 13:30:57 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: yelp 2.22.1-0ubuntu2.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: yelp
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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Status:
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Solved by:
Chris Coulson
Solved:
2008-08-05
Last query:
2008-08-05
Last reply:
2008-08-03
bunky (bunky42dell) said : #1
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

Best Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #3

In order to fix this, you need to reset the permissions on your ~/.dmrc file. To do this, open a terminal by going to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, and then type in the following:

chmod 644 ~/.dmrc

bunky (bunky42dell) said : #4

did not help

Michael Rooney (mrooney) said : #5

This happened to me with Intrepid as well, is it not a bug? Also simply chmoding the file does not fix the warning, as bunky said.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #6

I'm confused - this question is marked as solved.

Could you please post the output of:

ls -la ~/.dmrc

Michael Rooney (mrooney) said : #7

Yes, I am not sure why it is solved, as bunky mentioned it wasn't. Doing a chmod 644 ~/.dmrc AND a chmod 700 ~ fixed the issue for me. I say that it seems like a bug because this issue probably shouldn't appear in the first place. It happened to me on the second boot of a fresh Intrepid Alpha 5 install. Here is the output requested:

-rw------- 1 yelena yelena 26 2008-09-08 10:16 /home/yelena/.dmrc

Thanks Chris!

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #8

Is that output before or after you fixed it? It would help to see it before and after.

Thanks

Michael Rooney (mrooney) said : #9

That was after it was fixed; if it happens again I will provide the
same output. However note that it was the chmod 700 ~ that actually
fixed it. It seems to not be an isolated incident based on ubuntuforum
posts as such.

bunky (bunky42dell) said : #10

finally got back,,,and,,,never was fixed on my computer yet????guys

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> Subject: Re: [Question #41142]: users $home/dmrc file is being ignored-displays when i login
> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:12:32 +0000
>
> Your question #41142 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/41142
>
> Mike Rooney posted a new comment:
> That was after it was fixed; if it happens again I will provide the
> same output. However note that it was the chmod 700 ~ that actually
> fixed it. It seems to not be an isolated incident based on ubuntuforum
> posts as such.
>
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bunky (bunky42dell) said : #11

still get same error upon login,have to click on ok to pass on to login continuation,,then seems ok

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> Subject: RE: [Question #41142]: users $home/dmrc file is being ignored-displays when i login
> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 16:18:33 +0000
>
> Your question #41142 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/41142
>
> bunky posted a new comment:
>
> finally got back,,,and,,,never was fixed on my computer yet????guys
>
> > To: <email address hidden>
> > From: <email address hidden>
> > Subject: Re: [Question #41142]: users $home/dmrc file is being ignored-displays when i login
> > Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 22:12:32 +0000
> >
> > Your question #41142 on Ubuntu changed:
> > https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/41142
> >
> > Mike Rooney posted a new comment:
> > That was after it was fixed; if it happens again I will provide the
> > same output. However note that it was the chmod 700 ~ that actually
> > fixed it. It seems to not be an isolated incident based on ubuntuforum
> > posts as such.
> >
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redvamp128 (redvamp128) said : #12

I logged into prompt only and typed these commands and it fixed me-

chmod 700 /home/<yourusername>
chmod 644 /home/<yourusername>/.dmrc

It seems as if it is solved though-- I can possibly shed some light on the why it happened for me.
I copied over some files from a cd that was made under a different install (8.10) over to my 8.04- The issue didn't seem to happen when I copied over a single file. Only when I tried to copy over the entire folder. The folder would not let me change permissions and or delete the file.

I don't know if that comment will help or hurt this bug. (possibly help to recreate the bug)

Xiaofan Chen (xiaofanc) said : #13

This happened to me recently as well under Ubuntu 8.04. Strange.
The solution provided works.
chmod 700 /home/<yourusername>
chmod 644 /home/<yourusername>/.dmrc