Bug 5288

Summary: can't start xkbcomp
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: air_ogi
Component: XFree86Assignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description air_ogi 1999-09-21 23:38:55 UTC
System:
Compaq AlphaServer DS10 with redhat everything install.

Problem:
Permission on /var/tmp (drwxr-xr-x) on alpha redhat systems
dont allow creating of temp/lock files by a non-root user.
This causes XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) to exit
with write error and fall back to pre-keymap.

Solution:
Set permission to drwxrwxrt (sticky bit), as it is on i386
redhat.

Comment 1 air_ogi 1999-09-25 05:53:59 UTC
This bug was caused by kdenetwork-1.1.2-2.alpha.rpm installation. It
has nothing to do with X or filesystem rpm(s)

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-09-27 20:45:59 UTC
bug in kde packaging changed /var/tmp ownership, this was corrected.