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Old 03-26-2004, 09:24 AM   #1
vladilinsky
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XFree86.0.log


hello
this is the second time this has happend to me the first time i formated and reistaled slackware, i don't want to do that this time
the problem is when i try to boot X it tells me that it can't accsess /var/log/ XFree86.0.log
when i go to /var/log and try to edit the file it says i don;t have permisions, i have tryed it as root with the same result
in mc it shows up as a red "?XFree86.0.log" and i can't accsess its attributs, or even delete it and make a new file.
any help would be great

thanks
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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sounds like you're not root... are you sure you're su-ing correctly? what does "ls -l /var/log/Xfree86.0.log" say?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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i am logged in as root, when i ls -l it i get
"/var/log/xfree86.0.log permission denied"
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #4
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well go back up a level so you do get some sort of result...

ls -l /var/log/

ls -l /var/
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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i have no trouble with any other file in the same directory or up a level. i can view them change permmisions add deleate anything i want
if i had to guess i would say that the file is corrupt.
is there some way to check for corrupt files?
and where can i tell X to use a diffrent log file?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:52 PM   #6
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I believe I have the same problems as vladilinsky, check out the latter part of this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=162036
 
  


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