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sudo chmod -R myusername:myusername on I thought my
/workspaces directory but it appears it did the command ran on the root directory, resulting in errors such as:
Could not update ICEauthority file /home/myusername/.ICEauthority
And then I click on Close, and a second message appears as:
There is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/bin/libgconf2-4g/conf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256
Also it seems when the screen saver comes on and I need to unlock the screen, it keeps on saying incorrect password, even though I am typing the same correct password. I will need to restart the computer and then be able to successfully login. I turned the screen saver/screen lock option off so I will not need to unlock the computer again.
I read over posts, and some suggested the easiest way to reset permissions is to re-install your Ubuntu.But hhow do I find what version of Ubuntu I am using to get the right version to re-install it over the existing installation? Will this keep my programs/workspaces intact or should I back these up and copy them back over when I finish re-installing Ubuntu. Is there something I am missing to simply revert the permissions of this Ubuntu installation?
This is a station at my new job so I don't really want to change what I have not unless I have too.
Any and all information appreciated.