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Re: HELP! can't become root

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 08:06:56PM -0700, tom arnall wrote:
> > > I got impatient with an aumix error and did 'chmod -R /dev' (and ctl-C'ed
> > > out of it after ~3 min's.) now I can't become root. Some examples:
> i've been running the system for the last couple of days. the only visible 
> problems are:
> 	the font stinks for firefox.
> 	i can't become root, not even in single-user mode, but i can 'sudo' all i want.
> is it possible i could fix the two problems without having to reinstall?

Can you "sudo chmod" to repair your permissions damage?  I can send
you an output from "find /dev -ls" if you don't have another machine
to compare against.


Rob Mahurin
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
University of Tennessee 	phone:  865 207 2594
Knoxville, TN  37996   		email:	rob@utk.edu

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