On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 17:12:52 -0700, "Byspel" <by_spel@...>
> On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 19:24:01 -0400, "Ethan Blanton"
> <eblanton@...> said:
> > Byspel spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > > Upgraded from 1.3.1 to 1.5.0.
> > > Now any unprivileged user can't go past the initial
> > > screen (protocol item is blanked out and blocked
> > > in Add Contact window), but everything works fine
> > > for user "root"
> > > Compiled as "root" on slackware 10.2 with -audio
> > > -nls and -largefile disabled.
> > You have a permissions problem somewhere. Run strace on Gaim and look
> > for an EPERM. Check ~/.gaim to make sure it isn't owned by root.
> THANK YOU very much for pointing that out - I just solved the problem
> thanks to the info I got out of strace.
> First, let me say that I run slackware on tmpfs (which I built through
> the linux-live scripts/unionfs concept). In this case the issue DID
> happen to be related to gaim *in a tmpfs environment*
> I solved it by moving the whole tmpfs system to an ext2 hard drive
> (an orthodox linux install), booting it up with lilo, then installing
> Now gaim worked for the unprivileged user account. Next, I transfered
> system again to tmpfs, and now everything works perfectly well.
Well, I thought it did, but actually it doesn't. Sorry.
This is what happens: when installed to normal ext2 hard
drive partition, gaim works fine in this system for
both guest and user accounts. But when converted to
and booted in tmpfs (the live-CD way - so this is
a problem that is likely to also affect other live-CD
systems, such as knoppix, puppy linux, DSL, etc.),
non-root accounts stop working in that the
account selection feature in gaim's login screen for user
freezes up and is blocked. In the login screen I get
(Account: <username> (Unknown)). If I hit "sign on" anyway,
I get error message "Missing protocol plugin for gaim"
Again, I could not make gaim accounts for non-root users
when booting from live CD because of the same
blocked protocol selection issue. When moving the
system to ext2 hard drive partition, everything works
fine and I can make unprivileged user accounts and connect
to the servers.
But when again I move the exact same system to tmpfs (with
the gaim user accounts which were made while booted on ext2
partition) and boot the system live-linux-CD style and
login in the system as unprivileged user, I now
have a gaim user account blocked again as described above.
Again, I'm using a flavor of slackware 10.2 with kernel
All other programs work fine, the issue is only with gaim
1.5.0 and linux booted in a tmpfs file system.
This problem did not exist with my previous gaim install,
which was ver. 1.3.1. What makes 1.5.0 behave this way?
Any opinions on how this could be fixed, or why this issue
is taking place?
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