Ubuntu is really helping Linux

I have been reading the core-utils mailing list for some time now and once in a while someone posts something that has nothing to do with core-utils. I don't know how they come to this specific list but they do. But this one just made me laugh out loud:
Oreste Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:06 AM
Reply-To: oregferra@yahoo.it
To: bug-coreutils@gnu.org, coreutils@gnu-org

I am new to Linux. 20 day ago I installed Ubuntu 8.04 and enjoyed it. 3 days ago I downloaded the recommended updates (120 Mega), after that I also installed Wine, a version found on a magazine I think it was 1.01 or similar).
Now when I start ubuntu, after the request of inserting name and password I receive the following message:
"user's $Home/.dmrc file being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $Home directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users".

When I press OK, after a few seconds a second message appears:
"The Gnome session manager was unable to lock the file '/home/oreste/.Iceauthority! Please report this as a gnome bug"

And after that everything goes back to the request of name and password. I tried different sessions but with no result. Of course I do not know how to use the line commands.
Please Help

I love quite a few things with this mail. But clearly the best are
  • Of course I do not know how to use the line commands
  • Please report this as a gnome bug
  • Please Help
Who helped me when I got into these problems when I started Linux. I started learning the command line. There was no other way. I really don't like how these Windows users are changing to Linux to be different and then don't want to put in the work to learn it. I also don't like these people from Ubuntu acting like Linux is Windows. It's not. If you want to be different from the Linux crowd buy a Mac. And wait 24 hours for your home dir to be deleted. (See next post)

By the way here is a solution for your problem http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=727677
or google is your friend.


Slinky said...

Don't be so harsh on the guy/gal. You've got to start somewhere, and this person just went wrong very early on.

Just pack them off to LQ or the Ubuntu forums and you'll not hear from them again (you could, but it might actually be a real issue). Hell, they might go off, learn, and come back with contributions.

Slinky said...

...and what's going to happen to my home directory?