After login $HOME/.dmrc permission error window appears

Asked by launcspad on 2009-02-07

After login I have this message: "User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default sessin and language from being saved. File should be owne dby user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users."

Altough, the rights of my .dmrc file seems to be correct. If I rename this file, and no more exists, the error message still appears, and still the same.

$ ls -la .dmrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 myname myname 28 2009-02-03 11:05 .dmrc

I have found some solution here:
But I don't want to chmod -R all my files. Earlier this bug appeared in barely every distribution, and I used the solution linked, but then the rights of the files were corrupt. Any other solution? Anyway, what causes this bug?

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Lars Ljung (larslj) said : #1

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 if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see .

Lars Ljung (larslj) said : #2

You should check the permissions on your home directory. It should look like this:

$ ls -ld .
drwxr-xr-x 77 myname myname 4096 2009-02-07 01:13 .

If that's not the case you should runt "chmod 755 $HOME".

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