dmesg -a lines' explanation? NEWBIE

Christopher Nehren apeiron+usenet at
Sat Mar 26 22:18:34 PST 2005

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On 2005-03-27, David Armour scribbled these
curious markings:
> <snippage>


> chmod: 
> #permissions: No such file or directory
> chmod: 
> are: No such file or directory
> chmod: 
> set: No such file or directory
> chmod: 
> properly: No such file or directory
> chmod: 
> at: No such file or directory
> chmod: 
> boot: No such file or directory

Looks like you've got a runaway quote somewhere in your startup scripts.
The #permissions part makes me think that you have a line that you
thought would read something like this:
chmod $filename #permissions are set properly at boot

but, for whatever reason, the shell didn't see the # indicating the
comment -- perhaps because it's inside a quote that isn't closed
properly. I'm not familiar with your setup, but in either case I'd grep
through /etc and /usr/local/etc (maybe even /usr/X11R6/etc) for that
string, and see what I found.

Best Regards,
Christopher Nehren
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