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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] KDE and permissions problems
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:20:42
1 Howdy,
3 This is sort of weird. I upgraded my kernel to gentoo's 3.2.9. When I
4 rebooted, I noticed some odd issues with permissions. When I try to log
5 into Konsole or some other root access program, I get something like this:
7 The program 'su' could not be found.
8 Ensure your PATH is set correctly.
10 or
12 Permission denied.
13 Possibly incorrect password, please try again.
14 On some systems, you need to be in a special group (often: wheel) to use
15 this program.
17 This is also really odd permissions:
19 -rws--x--x 1 root root 36680 Mar 16 23:36 su
20 -rws--x--x 1 root root 52416 Mar 16 23:19 umount
21 -rws--x--x 1 root root 42592 Mar 16 23:36 passwd
23 There are a few others but you get the idea of my problem here.
24 Somehow, the permissions seem to be off a bit. I have re-emerged the
25 packages that own these files, no change. I have googled but only found
26 old issues with this.
28 I have not changed or even touched fstab in a good long while. I have
29 not added or changed permissions regarding my user either. It seems
30 some update has caused this but if re-emerging the package doesn't fix
31 it, then what? I am in the wheel group. I'm also in the tty group.
33 I rebooted to my previous kernel, thought maybe it was a config issue or
34 something, no change. This was working a few days ago.
36 Also, when I am in a console, I can log in as a user but can't su - to
37 root. I can log in as root directly tho tho. So switching from user to
38 root using su is out even in console.
40 I have a new unbooted install on a separate drive, it has the same odd
41 permissions on it.
43 Anyone else seeing this? Any ideas on how to fix it?
45 Thanks.
47 Dale
49 :-) :-)
51 --
52 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or
53 how you interpreted my words!
55 Miss the compile output? Hint:
56 EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"


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Re: [gentoo-user] KDE and permissions problems pk <peterk2@××××××××.se>