RE: Startmenu sorting

Bruce Richardson (
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 15:29:53 -0000

Talking about permissions, I copied two folders from my root account's 
start menu to /usr/local/shared/afterstep/start and forgot to change the 
permissions (leaving them as 744).  When, as a user, I refreshed my start 
menu, I was dumped out of X completely.  Going back in, I found I had an 
empty startmenu.  OK, I've fixed the permissions but I was surprised, since 
I had intended to experiment with permissions as a way of creating a menu 
tree with some options/categories only visible to certain users/groups: 
that's how I do it on the Netware 4.11 system at work.  Well, now I don't 
need to do the experiment, I suppose but I was surprised.

I'm using 1,6.6-3 on RH 5.1 with XFree86 3.3.3-1