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Date:      Thu, 23 Jan 2003 12:45:42 -0600
From:      "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy@veldy.net>
To:        "Adam Maas" <mykroft@explosive.mail.net>, "Charlie ROOT" <root@x74-47.forestry.umn.edu>, <freebsd-current@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: only root can startx
Message-ID:  <021a01c2c30f$a249da70$0605010a@VELDYT>
References:  <20030123122658.C20711-100000@x74-47.forestry.umn.edu> <049401c2c30e$732d6af0$7419cdcd@ticking>

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No, probably not.  The original user to start X was probably root and then
the file was created.  If another user then tries to start X (assuming they
are allowed), then they may not be able to append to that log file because
it will have permissions and ownership set for root.

Also, startx does not work for non-root users by default.  You need to
install wrapper to get it to work:

# (cd /usr/ports/x11/wrapper && make all install clean)

Tom Veldhouse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Maas" <mykroft@explosive.mail.net>
To: "Charlie ROOT" <root@x74-47.forestry.umn.edu>;
<freebsd-current@freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: only root can startx


> Your permissions for /var/log are wrong.
>
> --Adam
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charlie ROOT" <root@x74-47.forestry.umn.edu>
> To: <freebsd-current@freebsd.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 1:30 PM
> Subject: only root can startx
>
>
> > I am working the kinks out of an upgrade from 4.7 to 5.0-R. So far I see
a
> > problem starting X. first off xinit does not seem to work. Was that
> > removed in 5.0? Second, oly root can startx. When I try as a regular
user,
> > I get the message: 'Fatal server error connot open log file
> > /var/log/XFree86.0.log'
> >
> > what's going on here?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Kirk
> >
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