new installation : cannot login
I have just installed Deb Etch onto my wife's computer, preserving her
pre-existing /home directory.
The installation was flawless until I went to go and login as her and am
being denied access at the gdm login screen. The messages refer to the
$HOME/.dmrc saying that it will be ignored, and that the $HOME directory
must be owned by the user and have 644 permissions and not writable by
other users. Click OK and then I get a dialog box informing me that my
session lasted less than 10 seconds. When I look at the
~/.xsession-errors file I am informed that it cannot create the per-user
gnome configuration directory .gnome2_private: permission denied.
In a word: help!
Did I do something wrong or did I skip out a step? When I installed my
Debian system I didn't try and preserve a pre-existing /home directory.
I am scared of fiddling just in case I toast her data (in which case,
I'll be toast!!).
Any ideas please?