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Permission denied on startx after suspend resume

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I rebooted after waking from suspend on my Titanium PowerBook G4 500MHz and began experiencing an inability to log on via the KDM prompt. I would enter my credentials, the screen would go black, then show the default X background, then reload the KDM login prompt. I went to a console login via Alt + N, and was able to login there. When trying to run startx, the following errors are encountered among the XFree86 output:

Writing authority file /home/barryh/.Xauthority
/usr/bin/X11/startx: line 131: /dev/null: Permission denies
Using authority file /home/barryh/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /home/barryh/.Xauthority
(Usual XFree86 info
/etc/X11/Xsession: line 81: /dev/null: Permission denied
/etc/X11/Xsession: line 84: /dev/null: Permission denied
Xsession: unable to create X session log/error file; aborting.
/etc/X11/Xsession: line 18: /dev/null: Permission denied

waiting for X server to shut down

/usr/bin/X11/startx: line 150: /dev/null: Permission denied

This problem exhibited itself beforehand, but I should also mention that the compilation of the modules image for the drm-trunk did not succeed. The error messages were as follows:

make[4]: *** Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-'
/usr/src/modules/drm-trunk/Makefile.kernel:50: /usr/src/linux- No such file or directory make[5]: *** Mo rule to make target '/usr/src/linux-'. Stop.
make[4]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/drm-trunk] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-'
make[3]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/modules/drm-trunk'
make[3]: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/modules/drm-trunk'
make[3]: *** [kdist_image] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/modules/drm-trunk'
Module /usr/src/modules/drm-trunk failed.

This may be some neophyte error and common occurrence that I have yet to experience, but if someone has a suggestion, I would love to hear it.

System info:
Debian sid via Debian Installer
Linux Kernel from kernel.org
XFree86 Version (DRI trunk) / X Window System (Daenzer sources)


Barry C. Hawkins
All Things Computed
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