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    Login Issues: /etc/profile: Permission Denied


    -.- I get out of one problem and.. well... here we go again.
    So... When I log on from the command prompt (or even GUI! Just doesn't show me the text) as any user that is not "root", I get this:

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    -bash:/etc/profile: Permission Denied
    -bash-2.05b$
    I tried using "chmod 777 /etc/profile" on it but it still does not give permission (and I thought I might be able to fix it on my own too ) and after plenty of messing with permissions I got tired and pissed (a little bit from column A, a little from column B) so CTRL + ALT + DELETE I went.

    Can someone help me with this? Using root all the time scares me. *Hides from almighty Linux*

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    Still no reply? I should probably be more ppatient..

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    What about the permissions on your actual /etc folder? They should be set to 755. I've seen incorrect permissions on /etc screw all kinds of things up.
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    Thank you muchly! Problem solved, though I kinda wish I figured it out by myself... But now I have a fully working Linux! Except one last problem, which I'll complain about in a new topic.

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