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Old 12-20-2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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XFree86 error after changing it


i was trying to enable my mouse scroll wheel by adding this to my XF86 file under the mouse section.

Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

now whenever i stry to startx, i get this error

Fatal server error:
Cannot move old log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log.old"


i just did a new install of slackware
 
Old 12-20-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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It sounds to me like a permissions problem...try running this command:
Code:
ls -l /var/log/XFree86*
On the left, there should be something like -rw-r--r-- (that's mine). Towards the middle should be "root root". If there's no w, or there's no root, you need to change your permissions.
If there's no w:
Code:
chmod 644 /var/log/XFree86*
If there's no root:
Code:
chown root:root /var/log/XFree86*
Hope that helps...
 
Old 12-21-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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it said root:users and the permission is fine... i tried changing it to root:root, and i get the same problem
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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ok, i figured it out... i was messing around with /usr files, so i changed the ownership to someone other than root, and by doing that it made the error somehow
 
  


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