FC2 X Windows Start Error
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 = 
> 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!
"The lyfe so short, the craft so long to learne" Chaucer
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