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Old 08-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Default Can't start X-Server as normal user

web32p2@onlime.ch wrote:

# startx ...works
$ startx ...does not
In /home/sam/.xsession-errors I can see
Xsession: X session started for sam at Fre Jul 25 09:07:21 CEST 2008
open: Permission denied

Now, I saw somewhere on the web[1] that
chmod 1777 /tmp
might solve the problem. I remember that I was
not able to write to /tmp after the problem came.

I will try this when I am back home after work and let
you know.


[1] linuxforen.de

For directory /tmp, you should chmod 777 /tmp and chmod o+t /tmp[1]
The t means stick, man chmod for detail.

dhh@mud:~$ stat /tmp
File: `/tmp'
Size: 2048 Blocks: 4 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 808h/2056d Inode: 2 Links: 6
Access: (1777/drwxrwxrwt) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2008-07-28 20:55:21.000000000 +0800
Modify: 2008-08-06 10:50:21.000000000 +0800
Change: 2008-08-06 10:50:21.000000000 +0800

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