From: Scorp123 (scorp123_at_gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 14:16:05 GMT
On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 09:48:30 +0000, Darklight wrote:
> What happened i installed yahoo messenger on suse 9.2
> and when i tried to log in i could not get into my account
There maybe was some sort of ".yahoo" directory. Open a shell (e.g.
"Konsole", "xterm", whatever) and type this command:
You will see plenty of files that start with a dot "." ==> these are
"hidden" (totally pathetic to call them "hidden", as no file can hide
itself on a UNIX-like OS ...) and contain configuration data.
So, most of your KDE-stuff stores its settings in a directory such as
".kde", GNOME stores its stuff in a directory called ".gnome", and so on.
So my guess is that Yahoo Messenger stored its stuff in a directory called
".yahoo" or something like that.
To wipe all these settings, it would have been enough to do this command:
rm -rf .yahoo
Alternative: Open a file manager, such as "konqueror" or "nautilus", and
change its settings so they will display "hidden" files. Then you can use
these filemangers to delete those dotted files.
> so i went into root and saved all my files.
You're a newbie, right? *NEVER* do such bullshit. "root" has only one
purpose: Configure the system, its hardware and change some settings. And
be the owner of all important files, so dumb users cannot destroy anything
vitally important to the system. Never mis-use "root" for such stuff!!
> Then deleted the account and folder then created the account again
That was overkill :-) Next time you wanna ask questions you should ask
them *BEFORE* doing silly stuff :-)
> Now i can loggin to my account but when i log in i get this error message:-
> error = artsmessage
> tmp/mcop-username is not owned by user
These are leftovers from your previous user account that apparently had
the same name as your current user account. That's something you can fix
rm -rf /tmp/mcop-username
And never ever work as "root"! *NEVER* login to KDE or GNOME as "root".
Don't say you weren't warned. As "root" you're not only a demi-God, you are
"God" from the system's point of view. There is nothing you are not allowed
to do. You can do everything. And that's why it is so dangerous. You can
destroy things with a simple "drag & drop" in KDE or GNOME .. just by accident.
So never use "root" unless you are absolutely sure you know what you do.