Gnome2 config files weirdness
stanb at panix.com
Thu Aug 21 14:58:29 PDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 12:16:15PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 12:09, stan wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 10:14:59PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 21:01, stan wrote:
> > > > I'm trying to get Gnome 2 up and running on a TABLE machine. I've built the
> > > > gnome2 port, and I'm getting gdm2 as a login screen. I'm able to log in as
> > > > a normal user. But when I change something. it thinks it's changing roots
> > > > Gnome config. And indeed all changes I make are affecting all users.
> > >
> > > What changes? There are a lot of configurable options in GNOME. Care
> > > to narrow it down a bit?
> > >
> > additions to the panel.
> Additions to the panel (like adding a launcher) only affect the current
> user. I've tested this. The only difference would be if you're running
> as root. Then, you can actually edit the /usr/X11R6/share/gnome space,
> and you could make global panel changes. You may want to verify you
> haven't set anything setuid to root, you're not actually logged in as
> root, and you don't have any write permissions under
We agree that is how things _should_ be. However it's not how things _are_
on this box. Actually I just started checking around, and when I log in as
myself (non root account), I have now found that if I bring up a terminal,
and type "who am i" the answer is _root_!. So perhapsh this is a gdm bug?
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