Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Newbie question: error with file owner and starting a daemon


    I have a problem that most likely is a typical newbie-issue.
    I try to install a spindown tool (
    I've created a configuration file and the last step to do is to run the deamon.
    I entered:
    /etc/init.d/spindown start
    but then I get an error message:
    "Error: Configuration file is not owned by the same user and/or group that is running the daemon".

    I tried to solve this by changing the owner of the configuration file from "nic" into "root". This didn't solve it.
    Does anyone have suggestions what to do or to check?

  2. #2
    try using sudo in front of /etc/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts