Warning on login:- "$HOME/.dmrc file is being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $HOME directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users" This in CentOS 5.3. Somehow root has grabbed /home and won't let go. The user subfolder is OK. Some output .. [User@localhost ~]$ ls -al /home total 40 drwxrwxrwx 4 root root 4096 Mar 10 00:42 . drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 Apr 2 19:33 .. drwxrwxrwx 42 User User 4096 Apr 2 17:33 User drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 16384 Mar 3 15:48 lost+found [User@localhost ~]$ No problem changing the permissions for /.dmrc (chmod 644 /home /User/.dmrc); but I obviously have to do something with chown to change from root to User. (/home is on separate partition for what it's worth.) What should I do ?