recent gutsy updates broke my pam config (maybe)

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Thu Oct 11 20:28:20 BST 2007

On Thursday 11 October 2007 14:29, Terence Simpson wrote:
> > 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

Ouch.  That made things worse.  

I think with the winbind/pam/AD changes, there are 2 arts on this computer: 
art (local) and art at  Now I can't log in as art (art at because 
I don't have permissions.  

I can log in as the domain administrator OK, so the AD setup is not hosed.  It 
is just my user directories and subdirectories.

I don't mind blowing /home/art/ out if it would work.  Nothing there I don't 
have elsewhere.  What are the ramifications?

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