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Bug 10883 - xfs fails to start up causing X itself to fail starting up
xfs fails to start up causing X itself to fail starting up
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-04-17 19:57 EDT by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-30 14:32:29 EDT
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2000-04-17 19:57:01 EDT
The X Font Server fails to start up when /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs calls
mkfontdir due to mkfontdir making non-world-readable fonts.dir files.
This also causes the X server to fail starting up.  To fix this, insert a
umask command before mkfontdir is called in the init script:

buildfontlist() {
	umask 022
        for d in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/* /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/*/*
/usr/share/fonts/* /usr/share/fonts/*/*; do
Comment 1 SB 2000-05-15 11:28:59 EDT
Is your system setup different than default, because I haven't
experienced this problem and I have setup two separate systems
with 6.2 and the permissions have been correct on both and xfs
has been starting up normal.  Did you upgrade or something?

-Stan Bubrouski
Comment 2 Charles R. Anderson 2000-05-15 11:36:59 EDT
Not that I know of.  Perhaps my default umask for root is different, but
I just now experienced the same problem on a brand new install on an
alpha.  It only seems to show up after the next reboot after running X.
(i.e., it did not happen the first time I started up X.)  After rebooting,
xfs reports "[ OK ]" on startup, but "ps auxw|grep xfs" shows that xfs is
not actually running.
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-05-30 14:32:59 EDT
have you changed your default root umask?
Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-06-26 15:32:59 EDT
you have changed your default root umask, but I have adjusted the xfs init
script to check for this for our next release.

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