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mrbassie
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: I've done something stupid Reply with quote

So I'm messing around with zfs, backed up my home directory to an external drive, made the /home partition a zpool, created a dataset and restored from the copy. all well and good but now kde is ignoring all the configurations in the /home/user directory. Is there an easy way to fix this? I've done chown -R on it but I can't think of what else to do. My fault for expecting it to just work.

I had it all set just the way I wanted and it'd be a pain to set it all manually again.

can anyone help?

EDIT: ok now I've somehow broken x.
a .session doesn't exist error and it tells me it can't mv Xorg.log etc. Common enough error according to google. so I've nuked my permissions I guess.
Oh and kdm starts but doesn't open in a tty.

Wish I had a more recent disk image than the one I made over a year ago.

Very annoyed at myself right now, stupid thing to do and I'm too ignorant to know how to fix. Doing an emerge -e world now in the probably vain hope that it'll magically fix itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is perhaps /home/ not mounted until after X starts? Can you stat a file in /home/user/ properly? Is it also broken if you kill X and try again with `startx`?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I can stat, looks normal (I'm comparing to my other computer for example .bash_history). home is not mounted at boot (that's another problem), X isn't setup to autostart anyway.
startx returns:

Code:

xauth:  file /home/user/.serverauth.5021 does not exist

(EE)
Fatal server error:
(EE) Cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"


if I su and startx I get:

Code:
(EE) no screens found(EE)


if I service xdm/kdm start it says it starts ok but just stays on the login shell and there's nothing on the other tty's.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm now back to a working system. An emerge -e world and a chmod +s /usr/bin/xXdid the trick. I'll do backups with ar -p from now on.

Thanks for the advice Tomwij. You got me thinking in the right direction
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