[K12OSN] Error User's $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored?

David Whitmer thewhitmers at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 12:43:42 UTC 2007

I found some information in my notes that might help you with this.

Try editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf and then add the following line to the


Then restart GDM by either rebooting or by running "gdm-restart" (which will
kick people off).

I hope this helps.

David Whitmer
Director of Media & Technology
Calvary Schools of Holland (Michigan)
web: www.calvaryschoolsholland.org
email: the.whitmers at gmail.com

On 3/12/07, David D. Nelson <nelsda at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Does any one know how to fix the error "User's
> $HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prefents the
> default session and language from being saved. File
> should be owned by user and have 644 permission.
> User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not
> writable by ohters."
> This showed up when I login as root at the server
> console. I looked at /root and found it was set to
> nobody:nobody so I did a chown -R root:root /root but
> this did not remove the error. Next I did a chmod 644
> /root/.dmrc and I still get the error. The only thing
> I did was change SELinux from Permissive to Disabled
> mode and rebooted.
> This is on K12LTSP 6 with all the updates.
> Thank you,
> David D. Nelson
> nelsda at yahoo.com
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