Re: cannot log in with gdm after lenny upgrade
On Mon, 31 Dec 2007 09:49:43 -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2007 at 03:58:03AM +0000, Hendrik Boom <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
>> /etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session startup ...
>> Setting 1M through im-switch for locale=en_CA
>> Start IM through /farhome/hendrik/.xinput.d/en_CA linked to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/uim_toolbar.
>> failed in listen(): INvalid argument
>> mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied
> That almost sounds like you don't have write permission to $TMPDIR.
> Do you have any configuration that changes the value of $TMPDIR? (if
> you don't know about it you probably don't) What do the following
> commands output?
> ls -dl /tmp
> echo $TMPDIR
Sure looks like it. Mounting lenny's root partition on /other on
my backup etch system, I get
lovesong:/farhome/hendrik# ls -ld /other/tmp
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2007-12-31 10:05 /other/tmp
This is about as wrong for /tmp as I imagine. (Well, no,
I could imagine it being a file, or a named pipe -- that
would work worse)
Easy to fix, once diagnosed. Will report back after I have a chance
Thanks. How did you ever manage to think of this?