Re: can't run X as user
Colin Watson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 04:44:53PM -0500, Brian Stults wrote:
I posted this message twice to debian-user, and searched all over the
internet. Having not found an answer yet, I am reluctantly posting the
question here. Sorry to bother, but I am at a dead end.
I know I've seen this before, but I cannot find the solution anywhere. I
recently re-installed sid to an empty partition. I can run X as root
just fine. But when I try to run it as a user, I get the following
errors in /var/log/XFree86.0.log:
(WW) xf86ReadBIOS: Failed to open /dev/mem (Operation not permitted)
Fatal server error:
xf86OpenConsole: Server must be suid root
-rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 7476 Aug 29 11:30 X
-rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 1584152 Aug 29 11:30 XFree86
> I wonder if you have /usr mounted with the nosuid option? What does
> 'mount' say?
Yes, removing the options "user,exec" from fstab did it. Thanks so much!
Brian J. Stults
Center for Studies in Criminology and Law
University of Florida
phone: (352) 392-1025 x207 fax: (352) 392-5065