Ticket #11828 (closed defect: fixed)
olpc UID has changed in 12.1.0
|Reported by:||pgf||Owned by:||dsd|
|Component:||distro||Version:||Development build as of this date|
|Action Needed:||no action||Verified:||no|
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prior to 12.1.0, the olpc user had uid 500.
now olpc is uid 1000. (12.1.0 os8)
this matters when using olpc-update, since /home is preserved. in my case, neither gnome nor sugar came up correctly: gnome came up "blank" -- just the background, no toolbar, and when sugar was selected (by removing .olpc-active-desktop), and X restarted, X wouldn't come up at all, but kept restarting.
editing /etc/passwd and /etc/group back to 500:500 got things working.