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Old 02-29-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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HELP! XFree Error, can't start x

When I try to start X, I get the following error:

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

...some stuff about reporting errors...

xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
I then tried going into /var/log, and ran ls:

/usr/bin/ls: cron: Permission denied
/usr/bin/ls: nfsd: Permission denied
And so on for the following files:

cron, nfsd, uucp, XFree86.0.log, messages, debug, samba, maillog, XFree86.0.log.old, spooler.1, scrollkeeper.log, apache, cron.1, iptraf, secure

...this is with me logged in as root... I tried chown and chmod'ing them, but that is just causing "Permission Denied" errors as well... All I have done since my last reboot was try to run Hitman2 through WineX... I doubt that would cause a problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I am currently posting this through lynx. Lynx is a pretty nifty program though, now that I've tried it

Old 02-29-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
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Phew... I'm back in.

I did:

mv /var/log /var/asd
mkdir /var/log
And did startx again and it worked.


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