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Bug 5288 - can't start xkbcomp
can't start xkbcomp
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-21 19:38 EDT by air_ogi
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-27 16:45:21 EDT
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Description air_ogi 1999-09-21 19:38:55 EDT
Compaq AlphaServer DS10 with redhat everything install.

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.

Set permission to drwxrwxrt (sticky bit), as it is on i386
Comment 1 air_ogi 1999-09-25 01:53:59 EDT
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 16:45:59 EDT
bug in kde packaging changed /var/tmp ownership, this was corrected.

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