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[Discuss] Linux Mint Cinnamon Home Permissions

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 11:10:27AM -0500, Will Rico wrote:
> I couldn't figure out how to restart X (Cinnamon) so I rebooted.  

In most cases it's sufficient to log out and log in again.  This
generally restarts the X server, and as long as any relevant kernel
modules have been loaded (or will get autoloaded by modprobe) your new
configuration should be active.  

> So my question is...How can updating a graphics driver change
> someone's home directory permissions?

It shouldn't, but technically it's possible.  Updating your driver
requires root priviledges, and having them makes anything possible.
Still, it seems unlikely that updating your driver was the cause.  

You could follow Bill's suggestion and pull apart the package and see
what it does.  Or you could just test it...  Being very careful not to
run anything else, log in to your system, change the driver back to
gallium.  Log out, and check your ownership and permissions.  Then log
in again, update it to nvidia again, and do your check again.

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