[Techtalk] gnome... the story so far...

/dev/null dev_null at iriXx.org
Mon Aug 26 15:56:34 EST 2002

On Monday 26 August 2002 15:27, Liz Young wrote:
 what happens is i've got scripts for all of the different
> > display managers in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions but some of them, including
> > Gnome, aren't executable... i chmod them all to 755 but when i reboot
> > i find that gnome, sawfish and fluxbox (which i installed myself)
> > arent executable... i remember trying this one before with fluxbox...
> > do you have any idea what might cause this?...
> More questions :-)  Are you running gdm or kdm?  What distro?  That
> sounds like a default security setting that gets set on start-up.  What
> are the permissions on the gdm folder?

hi again :)
yeah.. more questions... hehe ;-)
i'm running gdm, on Mandrake 8.2 - did a bit of reading up on it last night, 
yeah it seems to be a strange security setting - they were okay while i was 
running it last night, but now the entries for Fluxbox, Gnome, IceWM and XFce 
are back to being 644 instead of 755.. permissions for the gdm folder are 
strangely IceWM is kind of redundant because i uninstalled it.. but the others 
are still there and running okay if i type them in a terminal....

i changed the permissions, logged out and restarted X last night, and they 
stayed the same - so its definately something that happens on reboot... 
so the permissions were okay then, but i couldnt start Gnome from gdm still, 
it and the other two new entries just came up as an Xterm on a blank blue 
screen.... they still run okay if launched from a terminal while another 
window manager is running though.... 


thanx heaps


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