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

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