[K12OSN] Weird GNOME stuff

Lewis Holcroft lewis at pcc.com
Thu Jun 17 15:16:12 UTC 2004


At last I can give some input. Though I will also state I may be wrong.

This has happened to me several times and each time it is a result of 
file permissions being incorrect. Not knowing what the windows in 
questions do I can't solve your problem. But I can suggest a test.

Add a new directory in your home folder "mkdir test", you should now be 
able to see the folder. Now log in as root and change ownership of the 
folder to be owned by root "chown root /home/yourfolder/test". Log back 
in as yourself. Does the folder have the wierd icon now? If so change 
the ownership back. As root "chown yourlogin /home/yourhome/test"

If that was the problem, it's time to go see who owns the folder that 
are giving you problems.


On Jun 17, 2004, at 8:31 AM, Jonathan Carter wrote:

> Hi K12-List
> We've had two servers running K12 4.0.0 giving the same problem. What 
> happens is, users log in, and some windows come up with crosses and 
> weird stuff, but there's no text, so the error message can't be read.
> What can I change/do to fix/prevent this?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Jonathan
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