I already tried to find this topic on the forums but couldn't see it - so sorry if it's been discussed before.
I recompiled the kernel26 package, and installed the latest nvidia driver and everything was working beautifully.
Suddenly this morning when I startx as user it fails saying that it can't move xfree86.0.log.old. I changed some permissions in /var/log then it started to fail with 'can't open xfree86.0.log' instead.
I have no idea why this is happening, considering it was perfectly fine yesterday!!
If anyone has any advice I'd be very grateful...
(why is the log important anyway??I wouldn't have thought it has any bearing on whether x starts or not)
Not sure how it happened in the first place, but just go in as root and remove /var/log/XFree86*.log and then try startx as your user again. (Make sure X isn't running before you remove the log files).
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Thanks for the reply - still not working, tho. Removed the xfree86 logs, now when I startx as user I get
Fatal Server error:
Cannot open /var/log/XFree86.0.log
I can startx as root, so maybe it's a permissions thing. I'm totally mystified about this...
this is my /var/log...
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23595 Feb 2 17:20 XFree86.0.log
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 694 Jan 28 18:20 auth
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Dec 20 00:41 btmp
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 5494 Feb 2 17:16 crond
drw-rw-rw- 2 root root 48 Nov 25 19:58 cups
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 436 Jan 28 18:20 errors
drw-rw-rw- 2 root root 48 Jan 7 20:25 hotplug
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 52470 Jan 28 17:28 kernel
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 292292 Feb 2 17:20 lastlog
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 0 Jan 28 17:17 mail
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 518 Jan 28 18:20 messages
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 9772 Feb 1 19:01 nvidia-installer.log
drw-rw-rw- 2 root root 48 Dec 20 00:41 old
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 10905 Feb 1 19:40 pacman.log
-rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 441600 Feb 2 17:20 wtmp
When I startx as root it's creating another log file with root permissions...maybe that is part of the problem. Any ideas??
[jchu@aries jchu]$ ls -l /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
-rws--x--x 1 root root 1926550 Oct 26 17:23 /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86
Does XFree86 have a sticky owner bit? It's supposed to.
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Thanks a lot for your help xentac, that got it fixed...
for some reason /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 was set to
Got no idea what happened there, but I set the sticky on and now everything's fine.