On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 21:58, stan wrote: > On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 12:16:15PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > > On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 12:09, stan wrote: > > > On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 10:14:59PM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > > > > On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 21:01, stan wrote: > > > > > I'm trying to get Gnome 2 up and running on a TABLE machine. I've built the > > > > > gnome2 port, and I'm getting gdm2 as a login screen. I'm able to log in as > > > > > a normal user. But when I change something. it thinks it's changing roots > > > > > Gnome config. And indeed all changes I make are affecting all users. > > > > > > > > What changes? There are a lot of configurable options in GNOME. Care > > > > to narrow it down a bit? > > > > > > > > > > additions to the panel. > > > > Additions to the panel (like adding a launcher) only affect the current > > user. I've tested this. The only difference would be if you're running > > as root. Then, you can actually edit the /usr/X11R6/share/gnome space, > > and you could make global panel changes. You may want to verify you > > haven't set anything setuid to root, you're not actually logged in as > > root, and you don't have any write permissions under > > /usr/X11R6/share/gnome. > > > We agree that is how things _should_ be. However it's not how things _are_ > on this box. Actually I just started checking around, and when I log in as > myself (non root account), I have now found that if I bring up a terminal, > and type "who am i" the answer is _root_!. So perhapsh this is a gdm bug?
What version of gdm do you have installed? Are you using the default configuration? I use gdm on all my GNOME 2 machines (4 in all), and I have never seen this problem. Did you setuid root any of your gdm binaries? Joe > -- PGP Key : http://www.marcuscom.com/pgp.asc
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