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Thread: Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

  1. #1
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    Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

    My /tmp directory got completely messed up. I read that the best way to fix the permissions and ownership with chmod and chown is:

    Code:
    chmod 1777 /tmp
    chown root.root /tmp
    Is this right?

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    Re: Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

    That should work just fine, except you need to put a "sudo" in front of both of those commands.

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    Re: Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

    That worked for me. My error message at login screen was:

    "There is a problem with the configuration server"

    usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2

    exited with status 256

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    Re: Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

    Yes, also, the command is with a colon not a pirod.

    sudo chmod 1777 /tmp
    sudo chown root:root /tmp
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    Re: Correct permissions/ownership for /tmp directory?

    Closed, necromancy.

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