FC2 X Windows Start Error

Gerry Doris gdoris at rogers.com
Tue Nov 23 03:36:43 UTC 2004

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, Gerry Doris wrote:

> I rarely use X windows on one of my servers.  However, for a change I 
> typed in startx and to my surprise X started but complained about an 
> internal error.  The pop up box said to run the following commands if I 
> was going to submit a bug report...
> gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
> which gave the following output
>  layouts = [us]
>  model = pc105
>  overrideSettings = false
>  options = []
> and 
> xprop -root | grep XKB
> which gave
> _XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "us", "", ""
> _XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "us", "", ""
> After experimenting I found that any non root user gets the same error 
> message.  The error window can be closed and X used without problems.  
> root can run X without any error messages so I assume there is a 
> permission problem somewhere.
> This is not the old xkb error.  I fixed that months ago and everything was 
> working fine up until now???
> Any suggestions to fix this are welcome!

I hate to answer my own email but I found the problem.  It was indeed a
permission problem.  I had to change /var/tmp permissions.  I have no idea
how those were messed up but everything is now working!


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