Bug 5288 - can't start xkbcomp
Summary: can't start xkbcomp
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-09-21 23:38 UTC by air_ogi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 1999-09-27 20:45:21 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)

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.


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.