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Date:      Sun, 1 Jun 1997 14:10:01 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Wolfgang Helbig <helbig@MX.BA-Stuttgart.De>
To:        data@ds9.abac.com (Bryce Newall)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Remote X programs
Message-ID:  <199706011210.OAA01235@helbig.informatik.ba-stuttgart.de>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.96.970601002820.2152B-100000@ds9.abac.com> from Bryce Newall at "Jun 1, 97 00:32:10 am"

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Hi,

> 
> xload: can't open kvm files <a bunch of upper ASCII garbage here>
> 
> Any ideas what's going on here?  Muchos thankyous!

This could be a permission problem. Does this happen when you start
xload as root?

On my system xload is owned by root and the set-user-id flag is 
turned on. 
It's better to put it in group `kmem' (chgrp /usr/X11R6/bin/xload kmem)
and turn on the set-group-id flag (chmod g+s /usr/X11R6/bin/xload).

This way ps(1) and top(1) is made to access /dev/kmem and it's
recommended in the `bugs' section of xload's manual page.

Wolfgang



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