Re: X windows update
* Sean 'Shaleh' Perry <email@example.com>
> On 03-Aug-2000 Ed Murray wrote:
> > Can anybody help please?
> > I have an on-going problem starting my X Server each morning.
> > I get the following error:
> > X: Server socket directory has suspicious ownership, aborting:
> > I change the ownership on the /tmp/.X11-unix directory to root.root each time
> > but
> > when I reboot the problem is back again.
> $ cd /
> $ ls -al
> drwxrwxrwt 11 root root 2048 Aug 2 15:28 tmp
> make sure the perms match that. Also, /tmp should be emptied on reboot. If
> this is not happening, turn it back on.
I am experiencing the same problem, and I think the problem is not in
the /tmp permissions (which are correctly set on my system, anyway), nor
in the cleaning of /tmp.
What seems to happen is that /tmp/.X11-unix gets group ownership from
the user starting X. If the X server is started by gdm, /tmp/.X11-unix
is owned by the `gdm' group, if I stop gdm and do
the same directory is owned by my group. Both result in the above error
and one has to stop the X server and change group ownership on the
directory to get it working. I wondered if this might be a setgid
problem of some sorts, but haven't really found a solution yet.