Bug 13479 - X fails to start
X fails to start
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-07-04 16:45 EDT by Stephen Rasku
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-04 16:45:15 EDT
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Description Stephen Rasku 2000-07-04 16:45:13 EDT
When I try to start X with "startx", I get the following error log:

----- Begin Log -----
Fatal server error:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".

giving up.
xinit:  Connection refused (errno 111):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.
----- End Log -----

There's at least one obvious problem to me.  It's trying to write an error
log into /var/log and I, as an ordinary user, am not allowed to do that.  I
am not sure if that's the only problem, though.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-06 17:55:31 EDT
This should be fixed with the new Xwrapper support in XFree86-4.0.1-0.30.

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