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Re: [opensuse] 11.4 Xproblem
  • From: Bob S <911@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 21:45:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <201012162145.07523.911@xxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 16 December 2010 19:51:36 Anton Aylward wrote:
Bob S said the following on 12/16/2010 05:44 PM:
Fatal server error:
cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xporg.0.log" to

xinit server error
---------------- and drops me back to the prompt. Then I get some info
that says:

"xinit failed. /usr/bin/Xorg is not set uid" (could this be the problem?)
"if so either use a display manager or adjust /etc/permissions.local"

Thanks for replying Anton

Together they do make me think you have a permissions problem.

/usr/bin/Xorg should be owned by root, group root and setuid root.
That's 4711

Since you can't move the log file this doesn't seem to be running as
root so I'd think the setuid bit if left off.
But then again, maybe it *is* an ownership problem.
Can you show us the result of

ls -l /usr/bin/Xorg

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1970696 Dec 5 17:20 /usr/bin/Xorg

ls -ld /var/log /var/log/Xorg*

drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 1024 Dec 16 20:48 /var/log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 56253 Dec 16 17:03 /var/log/Xorg.0.log>
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 67213 Oct 27 03:24 /var/log/Xorg.0.log-bobsfailure-114
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 56253 Dec 16 15:49 /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old

PS: It would be nice to run the 11.4 on a spare machine so you can
compare (and possibly copy over or restore) settings from a 11.3
production machine.

No, 11.3 and 11.4 are on the same machine, but I do have some common
directories where could copy from one os and read it in another.
Bob S
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