[SOLVED] my user account just died!!

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fgoncalo
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[SOLVED] my user account just died!!

Post by fgoncalo » 2011/05/24 15:13:03

Hi there,

So, I'm kind of desperated here...i'am workinf on a vmware centOS5 virtual machine, and i was installing some stuff i need (Bioperl, Snap, RepeatMaker,etc) from a moment to another, it just stoped, could not open terminal. I decided to reboot the virtual machine again, and i got this message when trying to enter with my account :

"
GDM could not write to your authorization file. This could mean you´re out of disk space or that your name directory could not be opened for writing. In any case, it is not possible to log in. Please contact your system administrator..
"


i ran #df -h and it shows that i still have tons of space on my virtual machine, as i've built it with 40Gb...

Does anyone have any idea, of what is going on?

Chees from Portugal,
Filipe

fgoncalo
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Re: my user account just died!!

Post by fgoncalo » 2011/05/24 15:33:44

Just found the answer!! Surprisingly it was quite easy...i thought that it would be much harder.

running

chmod 1777 /tmp

solved it

Anyway, thanks guys!
Filipe

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[SOLVED] my user account just died!!

Post by pschaff » 2011/05/26 10:55:34

That begs the rhetorical question - what happened to the permissions? Thanks for reporting back. Marking this thread [SOLVED] for posterity.

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Re: [SOLVED] my user account just died!!

Post by majun » 2011/06/07 13:29:26

Interesting. A while ago I've had similar issues on a server and found that /tmp was set to mode 755 and root:root. No idea how that happened.

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