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Entry  Thu Sep 2 21:22:31 2010, Sanjit, Koji, Configuration, Computers, rossa nvidia driver and dual monitor configuration 
    Reply  Thu Sep 2 23:35:33 2010, rana, Configuration, Computers, rossa nvidia driver and dual monitor configuration 
       Reply  Fri Sep 3 11:23:16 2010, josephb, Configuration, Computers, rossa nvidia driver and dual monitor configuration 
    Reply  Sun Sep 5 21:35:41 2010, rana, Configuration, Computers, rossa notes 
       Reply  Tue Sep 7 10:50:53 2010, josephb, Configuration, Computers, rossa notes 
          Reply  Sat Sep 11 03:16:51 2010, rana, Configuration, Computers, rossa notes 
             Reply  Sun Sep 12 22:36:03 2010, rana, Configuration, Computers, rossa notes 
       Reply  Tue Sep 7 23:17:45 2010, sanjit, Configuration, Computers, rossa notes 
Message ID: 3531     Entry time: Tue Sep 7 10:50:53 2010     In reply to: 3524     Reply to this: 3557
Author: josephb 
Type: Configuration 
Category: Computers 
Subject: rossa notes 

The controls group is user id 500 by default on most new machines. Unfortunately, the user ID used across the already existing machines is 1001. One method of doing this switch is in this elog.  You can also do the change of the controls ID by becoming root and using the graphical command system-config-users.  This will  let you change the user ID and group ID for controls to 1001.  This graphical interface also lets you change the login shell.

Unfortunately, I had some minor difficulty and I ended up removing the old controls and creating a new controls account with the correct values and using tcsh.  The .cshrc file has been recreated to source cshrc.40m.  The controls account now has correct permissions, although some of the preferences such as background will need to be reset.

 

 

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**** Deleted
apps/emacs
apps/linux64/firefoxold
apps/linux64/comsol      (old v. 3.5)

* running up2date on rossa

* rossa needs to be able move windows between monitors: Xinerama?

* there are permissions problems: controls on rossa can't
make and delete directories made by 'controls' elsewhere.
Some sort of user# or group issue?

 

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