Re: HELP! can't become root
On Thursday 04 October 2007 20:30, Rob Mahurin wrote:
> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indeed I have no machine to check my /dev perm's. If you could send me the
output I'd be much obliged. If you want to send it direct:
I got my fonts back by giving the correct permissions to my home directory and
to .dmrc. Now the only clear problem is being able to log in as root.
I am running KDE for my desktop.