XFCE Desktop as normal user

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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sat May 12, 2012 15:00

Hi, just tried logging in again, but still no joy.

Here is the result if ls -alR for .config/xfce4 with me as root:

.config/xfce4:
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 29 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 xfconf

.config/xfce4/xfconf:
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..
drwx------ 2 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 xfce-perchannel-xml

.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml:
total 8
drwx------ 2 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..

I hope this tells you what you need to know.

Which of the pastebin log files helped???

Thanks loads
Martin
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby cwright80 » Sat May 12, 2012 17:50

i distro hop alot, and have a separate home partition. before i do a fresh install, i mount my home partition and in root term i run "rm -r .*" this removes all hidden folders, but keeps music, downloads, videos.......so on. that way i keep my files, but i start fresh. just be sure the . and the * are in the right place or you will remove all files on drive. im sure there is a better way, but that is how i do it.
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sat May 12, 2012 19:05

Thanks for the info, but you've got to be brave.... rm -r .* a bit of a mess if you get it wrong, like you say....

But, as far as I know, (not very far), it won't change the permissions on the directories, which seems to be the source of the problem.

I'll see if I can borrow a hard drive to back up /home and then go for a complete fresh install........unless someone can tell me what is wrong with the below, and what they should be.

martin

windcheetah wrote:Hi, just tried logging in again, but still no joy.

Here is the result if ls -alR for .config/xfce4 with me as root:

.config/xfce4:
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 29 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 xfconf

.config/xfce4/xfconf:
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..
drwx------ 2 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 xfce-perchannel-xml

.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml:
total 8
drwx------ 2 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 martin martin 4096 May 11 16:46 ..

I hope this tells you what you need to know.

Which of the pastebin log files helped???

Thanks loads
Martin
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Sat May 12, 2012 23:24

Right, disk borrowed and backing up with
tar cvf <path to external drive>home.tar /home
or some thing along those lines.

When it is done, I'll format the laptop complety and create / - about 20Gb swap - about 3Gb and the rest, about 97Gb, for /home

If any one has a better idea, please let me know. I won't be doing it tonight (here in the UK) but tomorrow.

Thanks loads
Martin
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Re: XFCE Desktop as normal user

Postby windcheetah » Wed May 16, 2012 17:22

OK Job done. After reinstall, all works well, thanks loads to all of you.

Then, restore /home, yes you've guessed it, back where we started.

So new plan, reinstall and see what the permisions are on /home and /martin, then do a restore, and see if I can make the permissions the same.

Martin
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