Reset your SLE/openSUSE Linux default file system permissions
Let’s say you’ve cd to / and chown -R me:users * and you now have a system that has corrupted permissions. Have no fear, the SUSE team is here to the rescue. Simple run this command as root and you’ll be back up and running in no time:
SuSEconfig --module permissions
Disclaimer: As with everything else in the SUSE Blog, this content is definitely not supported by SUSE (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up). It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.