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Old 01-29-2002, 10:09 PM   #1
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Problems with Root account


I log in as root to try and use the xf86config to setup X-Windows. Although I am logged in as root, I cannot run this file, it gives me a permissions error. What's up?
 
Old 01-29-2002, 10:45 PM   #2
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what about XF86Setup ?? does that work ? what are the permission on the other file ?
 
Old 01-29-2002, 11:02 PM   #3
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the permissions for /etc/X11/XF86Config are as follows:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root

How do I change the permissions of the file?

Where does one find XF86Setup?
Also, This could be a problem, I just realized it now, does the /xc directory need to be in the /usr directory?

Thanx for the help.
 
Old 01-29-2002, 11:25 PM   #4
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Originally posted by justiceisblind
the permissions for /etc/X11/XF86Config are as follows:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root

How do I change the permissions of the file?

Where does one find XF86Setup?
Also, This could be a problem, I just realized it now, does the /xc directory need to be in the /usr directory?

Thanx for the help.
/etc/X11/XF86Config isn't a program or a script. It is X's configuration file and you can't execute it (btw you use the chmod program to change file permissions. See its man page for more info)

XF86Setup is often installed by your distribution. If not, you may have to install the necessary package seperately.

But there should be something called xf86setup. Do you have it at all on your system (usually in /usr/X11R6/bin. If it's not executable, run this as root:

chmod 755 /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config

then try to run it again
 
Old 01-30-2002, 05:49 PM   #5
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Ok... there's a xfree86setup in /usr/X11R6/bin directory. If I type chmod 755 /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup , all that happens is some processing noise, and then I get another command prompt after it, no confirmation, etc... do I run it like this then? ./xfree86setup ??
 
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Ok... there's a xfree86setup in /usr/X11R6/bin directory. If I type chmod 755 /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup , all that happens is some processing noise, and then I get another command prompt after it, no confirmation, etc... do I run it like this then? ./xfree86setup ??
run it with the full path so /usr/X11R6/bin/xfree86setup

Unless you 'cd' into that directory first, then you can run ./xfree86setup
 
Old 02-02-2002, 11:55 AM   #7
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Ok, I got it installed, and configured. But I have a new problem... and here it is:

(EE)SIS(0):vm86() syscall generated signal 4
mod probe:can't locate sis
[drm]failed to load kernel module "sis"
(EE)SIS(0):[dri}DRIScanInit failed Disabling DRI

Fatal Server Error: Could not open default font 'fixed'

What do I do now??
 
  


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