Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ubuntu 8.04: $home/.dmrc file is being ignored

Recently I got this annoying message under Ubuntu 8.04 in the login screen.

Just error message pop-up suggested to "chmod 644 ~/.dmrc" but that does not work. Google shows that others are having the same problem and the solution is the following. This is quite strange.

chmod 700 /home/
chmod 644 /home//.dmrc


Anonymous said...


You should get your facts straight before publishing information for others to read and act on. Read the article again!


Xiaofan said...

I do not understand your comment. I just say the solution works for me.

BTW, I have removed Ubuntu 8.04 so maybe I will not be able to test this again.