[Bug 22301] New: Wording of error message is bad

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           Summary: Wording of error message is bad
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: gdm
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: dennis at kaarsemaker.net
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

GDM spits out an error if ~/.dmrc is writable to other users:

"Your $HOME/.dmrc file has incorrect permissions and is being ignored. THis
prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned
by user and have 644 permissions."

This message is wrong since it also pops up if ~/.dmrc has the right
permissions, but ~ is group- or worldwritable. A very confusing thing that has
happened to quite a few people in #ubuntu already. Oh and "644 permissions" is a
far too user-unfriendly message.

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