Ubuntu :: Permissions For My Home Directory Were Accidentally Changed From 'access Files' To 'create And Delete Files?

Nov 25, 2010

the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?

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Ubuntu :: Recursively Changed Permissions In Home Directory

May 23, 2010

I did a clean install from Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.04 and restored my files from tar.
Everything worked fine until I tried my weekly rsync backup.
The permissions seemed to be causing problems, so I recursively changed all the permissions in my home directory:

Code:
~/Documents$ sudo chmod -R 644 /home/wolf/
[sudo] password for wolf:
chmod: cannot access '/home/wolf/.gvfs': Permission denied
So now all the directories and files have read permission for everyone:

Code:
~/Documents$ ls -A
ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied
~/Documents$ sudo ls -lA
[sudo] password for wolf:
total 80
drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-22 20:45 career
drw-r--r-- 23 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:17 computer_languages
drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2009-08-09 23:29 .ecryptfs
drw-r--r-- 21 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:23 misc
-rw-r--r-- 1 wolf wolf 27298 2010-05-23 13:01 next.odt
drw-r--r-- 3 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:46 PC_maintenance
drw-r--r-- 5 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-08 01:43 software_projects
Now I can't even look at my own directory:

Code:
/home$ cd /home/
/home$ ls -lA
total 20
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2010-05-07 01:01 lost+found
drw-r--r-- 42 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:35 wolf
/home$ cd /home/wolf
bash: cd: /home/wolf: Permission denied
/home$ sudo cd /home/wolf
[sudo] password for wolf:
sudo: cd: command not found
/home$

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Code:
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Code:

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Quote:

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Quote:

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Code:

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Code:

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Code:

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