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Old 04-21-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Xwindows problem...

Hey people,
I am not able to log onto the xwindows environment using my login....the error message that I get is
" mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied"
I am able to log on into the xwindows environment *only" as root....this happened when I had to restart the machine...be4 that, things worked fine...


Old 04-21-2004, 06:45 PM   #2
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this is using what ... xdm ?? in what distro, on what kernel, using what sorta card and what drivers / modules?

Any details?

just generally though:

if your user name was generated using the console, eg useradd bill -d /home/bill -m , then KDE for instance will tell you that there is some sort of shell related problem.

No idea how to resolve it, other than make the user account using kuser in KDE. But sorry, there is not enough info here for me (not l337 enough )

Last edited by chakkerz; 04-21-2004 at 06:48 PM.
Old 08-02-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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Try checking permissions on /tmp directory.

# ls -ld /tmp

The right ones should be:
drwxrwxrwt 10 root root 376 Apr 22 06:01 /tmp

Try changing permissions (the 1 is for t, sticky bit)

# chmod 1777 /tmp



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