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Re: xdm crash



On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 07:41:36PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 03:15:57PM -0700, Sidney Brooks (sidneybrooks@vtc.net) wrote:
> > I have lost the ability to use xdm, run level 5, and would like to know how 
> > to restore it without reinstalling Debian. I can operate in run level 3 as 
> > long as I do not go into graphics.
> > 
> > This is how it all happened. I downloaded some files using Debian and then 
> > transferred them to Windows because I wanted to save the files on a CD. 
> > After doing this, I tried to go back to Debian and got into run level 2. I 
> > then edited /etc/inittab, which had level 5 and changed it to level 3. 
> > Going into level 3, I tried to use startx, but got the following.
> > 
> > startx
> > No such file or directory: cannot stat  /temp/.X11-unix, aborting
> > _X11 TransSocketUNICConnect: Can't connect: error =111
> > giving up
> > xinit: Connection refused (errno 111) : unable to connect to x sever
> > xinit: No such process (errno 3). Server error
> 
> Are you typing the error message or copying it?
> 
> There is no '/temp/.X11-unix' in the standard filesystem.  There *is*
> /tmp.  Maybe bad permissions:
> 
>     drwxrwxrwx   12 root     root         3072 Oct 10 19:41 /tmp

Uh, that should be drwxrwxrwt (1777), or anyone can delete files
created by others.  You don't want that.

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