Now, I don't really regard myself as a newbie (you'll have to take my word
for this) but I did a stupid thing. I had just recompiled my kernel and
found that my serial ports were disabled. I solved that but while I was at
it I thought I might have a go making wvdial (the dialler that comes with
SuSE 6.1) accessible to my main user since it's a standalone machine and
I'm the only user. As a start I went to make the configuration file,
wvdial.conf, world read-writable. But by mistake I typed:
chmod 666 /etc/ wvdial.conf
So, basically I'd set the /etc/ directory to 666. Then I realised what I'd
done and instead of stopping there I went ahead and did:
chmod 600 /etc/
I realised that _this_ wasn't particularly clever either and tried:
chkstat -set /etc/permissions
but it only corrected the permissions for sendmail.cf, and I still get an
error from rc.config when it tries to generate a new sendmail.cf on startup.
Other problems are:
1. Logging on as "david" I get permission denied to /etc/profile, even
though it's set to 644.
2. Running startx as "david" I get problems with loading shared libraries,
libXmu.so.6 I think.
3. Trying to log in as "david" using kdm I just get kicked back to the kdm
But basically everything works as root, but I don't want to do everything
~ David O'Callaghan <ocalladw @ tcd.ie> ~
"The mouse has moved. Windows must be
restarted for this change to take effect."
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