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I have been using Slackware 10 for a few months on my IBM a21m ThinkPad and everything was running pretty smooth, until today when I got this error when I typed 'startx' as normally with my account (non-root):
Fatal server error:
Cannot move old log file ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"
Please consult the X.org Fundation support at wiki.X.org for help
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X Server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): unexpected signal 2.
I switched to another console, logged in as root, searched for the path and the files but everything looked fine. I tried to startx and everything went fine as root. I closed the root session, and tried again as an user but I got the same error. I looked for the indicated URL but the server is down.
So I don't know what to do to fix this problem. Help please!!
I had this same problem since but it had to do with my .DCOPserver
in my user dirtectory for some reason it was in there.
could use startx as normal. but i could see my user directory under root.
at the time i didnt ask for i juust added another user and copied all my werk to the new user
directory and deleted the old directory.But im sure theres another way. This might not be your Problem tho.
I would try doing something simple like deleting /var/log/Xorg.0.log..... It says it can't rename it for some wierd reason so I'd take that factor out of the equation and see what it does from there... It can't complain of not being able to rename it if it's not even there to begin with. Not sure why you would have a permission problem in /var/log...... Thats what it sounds like anyway.... I normally don't get to the root of problems like this and fix them correctly. I normally don't even see this type of stuff to begin with actually. If that works, I would just put this into /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
rm -rf /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Thats just me tho....
That or chmod it to 775 in rc.local..... Something.