RH 6.0 workstation installation: X with gdm etc. has been running
normally for over a year. Overnight, the X server (XF86_SVGA) died,
cause unknown. Now Xwrapper uses 98.3% of the CPU time without
any output (without starting XF86_SVGA). I can manually start
XF86_SVGA (as root, or after chmod u+s XF86_SVGA, as a normal
user), and then I can start the window manager, etc., and use the
It appears that some file was left in a bad state (missing, wrong
permissions, ...) when the X-server died, but since man gdm and man
Xwrapper are equally helpful, I have no idea where to start looking. It
would be most helpful if there were some documentation listing ALL
the files used/checked/created by Xwrapper/gdm/gdmgreeter/etc., and
what their contents and permissions should be. I have had similar
problems on other machines, and I have had to re-install the X-
windows system just as if I were using Windows98. The
current setup is just too brittle.
remove /tmp/.X11-unix and start again.