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June 16th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Hi everyone. I'm using ubuntu 9.04 and have always had the users $HOME .dmrc file is being ignored pop up every time I logged on. I wanted to fix that so I used this command from the terminal:

chmod 644 .dmrc
chmod 700 ~

I then got the message: chmod: cannot access '.dmrc': no such file or directory

Now, I can't even log in to my account. I have to fall back to the failsafe terminal.

Is there anyway that I can get my permissions back so that I can log back in? I'm really hoping I can get this fixed as I have a lot of saved files I need access to.

June 16th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Try changing your home to 755

chmod -R 755 /home/your_username/

and if you were not in your home when you executed the 1st command it should have been

chmod 644 /home/your_username/.dmrc

Does it give any errors when you try to log in?

And as long as you`ve not totaly borked your system, your files are recoverable.

June 16th, 2009, 07:16 PM
does this file even exist?
i.e. if you try

ls -la .dmrc
does anything show up? See my output:

***@***:~$ ls -la .dmrc
-rw------- 1 *** *** 28 2009-06-16 18:49 .dmrc

The only thing that is written in there is:


And that's about it.

June 16th, 2009, 07:17 PM
For furture reference.


I've got this bookmarked just in case.

June 16th, 2009, 07:32 PM
[QUOTE=nothingspecial;7467505]Try changing your home to 755

chmod -R 755 /home/your_username/

This worked beautifully and now I'm back to where I was before....with a working desktop and no 'users $HOME .dmrc.......' pop up!!!!

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!! You just made my day!

June 16th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Now...How do I change this to 'resolved'?

June 16th, 2009, 07:43 PM
No problem.

In your thread choose

Edit > Go Advanced

And then you can change your thread title. Just put solved in bold before the original one.