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Old 08-14-2002, 07:12 AM   #1
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Can start x as root only

Since i installed Linux one month ago, I am not able to start x as a normal user. If I am logged in as root it works perfect.

The error message i get is:

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

Would be very nice if anyone could tell me what to change.


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Old 08-14-2002, 08:54 AM   #2
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hmmmm....not sure......

maybe you can try touching the file, just do:

touch /var/log/XFree86.0.log

if this dont work then give your user permissions to the log file, eg:

chown user file

Last edited by da Perp; 08-14-2002 at 08:56 AM.
Old 08-14-2002, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: hmmmm....not sure......


After a short look i can tell you, that the logfile was where it should be. Owner and Group is root, others have the right to read the file.
So, i think i dont believe this errormsg.



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