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#1 2020-10-06 14:36:49

arnuld
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[SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

I just did a pacman -Syu and got this. Searching on forums, couldn't find if anyone else who got same warning. Should be a matter of concern?


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warning: directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/
filesystem: 700  package: 755
warning: directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.local/
filesystem: 755  package: 700

Last edited by arnuld (2020-10-17 05:15:16)

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#2 2020-10-07 07:51:32

razlock
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

This happens from time to time, because packages change: in this case file permissions have changed.
This is usually not a problem. This happened to me today, and in this specific case I resolved the warning by reinstalling gdm and making sure the directory was gone.

pacman -Rcsn gdm
rm -rf /var/lib/gdm/
pacman -S gdm

You can probably just change the file permissions of the directory as well.
Do it at your own risk, of course, especially if you have some non-default configuration stored in there.


Don't panic !

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#3 2020-10-07 12:25:03

arnuld
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

Cool. I did the same

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#4 2020-10-07 12:50:28

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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

Please remember to mark your thread [SOLVED] (edit the title of your first post).

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#5 2020-10-07 14:41:33

rufus_lenhador
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

I have the same message in my pacman.log and I've noticed my volume and brightness controls do not work with Fn keys anymore.
Can it be related?

Reinstalling gdm didn't fix it.

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#6 2020-10-14 13:53:55

Xwang
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

rufus_lenhador wrote:

I have the same message in my pacman.log and I've noticed my volume and brightness controls do not work with Fn keys anymore.
Can it be related?

Reinstalling gdm didn't fix it.

I do not think they are related, but I'm using gdm only to login to my KDE system so it is better that someone with gnome check it.
In any case I've noted that after reboot the /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/ directory is set again with 700 file permissions.
I think it is recreated after each boot with 700 file permission. Is it so? Why the package has 755, then?

Last edited by Xwang (2020-10-14 13:56:50)


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#7 2020-10-14 16:26:07

rufus_lenhador
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

Yeah, I have no idea. A following update set the permissions back, with the same warning.
Many key combinations (volume control, brightness, printscreen etc) do not work anymore, even though they output normally with xev, are binded in gnome settings and work in the login screen.

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#8 2020-10-19 14:14:27

arnuld
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

rufus_lenhador wrote:

Yeah, I have no idea. A following update set the permissions back, with the same warning.
Many key combinations (volume control, brightness, printscreen etc) do not work anymore, even though they output normally with xev, are binded in gnome settings and work in the login screen.

Yes, same happened with me. I just did exactly the same I did earlier to solve this problem:

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 6#p1930126

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#9 2020-10-20 14:54:39

rufus_lenhador
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Re: [SOLVED] directory permissions differ on /var/lib/gdm/.config/pulse/

arnuld, did you get the gnome keys problem too or just the warning messages?

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