recent gutsy updates broke my pam config (maybe)

Terence Simpson stdin at
Thu Oct 11 18:29:14 UTC 2007

Art Alexion wrote:
> I have been running gutsy for a month or two without insurmountable 
> problems ... until this past weekend's updates.
> After a kernel update I rebooted.  Now I can't log into KDE, and I am having 
> problems in the console; specifcally cifs errors , 
> 	CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -13
> 	mount error 13 = permission denied
> 	...
> 	[manpage info (manpage not really helpful here)]
> 	...
> 	pmvarrun: creating /var/run/pam-mountpmvarrun parsed count value 0
> When I try to log onto KDE I get a small, non-KDE dialog informing me that 
> kstartupconfig would not start.  Dismissing it by hitting OK results in X 
> restarting.
> When I try to run kstartupconfig from a console I get
> 	trying to create local folder /home/art/.kde/share: permission denied
> repeated 4 times.
> Even though the owners of ~/.kde are art:art and the permissions are 
> 	drwx------
> I don't have permission to browse as regular user.
> I think the recent pam updates broke the changes I had made with sadms to 
> configure a domain login.  I made backups of the files I edited 
> in /etc/pam.d, but I don't want to restore them unless I can't otherwise fix 
> this.
> Anyone else with the same problem or any ideas?
Make sure the permissions of ~/.kde/share are the same? Try this from a
text login:
sudo chown -R art: /home/art/.kde

I'm running fully updated Gutsy and haven't had any errors like that.

Terence Simpson

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