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To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise. I screwed up my system pretty bad and somehow Xorg.0.log is gone. Went through fine, logged in, and then I tried startx. Check This Out

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Register. 02-02-2007 #1 Wifi_is_evil View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Articles Linux Newbie Join Date Nov 2006 Posts 125 can't modifiy xorg log? Casper It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Thanks in advance.

Many thanks Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.icio.us StumbleUpon Google Facebook Twitter Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not Last edited by cubisttriangle (2012-01-22 22:45:03) Offline #2 2012-01-22 22:22:12 smudge Member Registered: 2011-03-20 Posts: 141 Re: [SOLVED] Sudo and seteuid issues Try, in a terminal:whereis Xorg Xorg: /usr/bin/Xorg /usr/share/man/man1/Xorg.1.gz ls When I went to reinstall my OS it screwed up somehow and ended up ruining my system instead of whiping it.

but now i get this Code: startx xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.3086 Fatal server error: Cannot move old log file ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old" giving up. I get the following error.Fatal server error:Cannot move old logfile ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"I also tried "rm /var/log/Xorg.0.log*" as root, and then "startx" asnon-root, but that leads to another similar error of Arch Linux HomePackagesForumsWikiBugsAURDownload Index Rules Search Register Login You are not logged in. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the

now i can't startx under any user. So with that in mind I'd say "Yes" its pretty important. 01-05-2009,03:20 PM #5 The MoD View Profile View Forum Posts Just burned his ISO Join Date Sep 2008 Posts 12 Description shamil 2007-03-28 18:34:37 UTC 1) login as non-root user 2) startx Fatal server error: Cannot move old log file ("/usr/X11R6/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/usr/X11R6/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old") Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-03-29 00:49:44 UTC Xorg Thanks!

What physical evidence exists that shows motor proteins "walking" within a cell? AFAIK, Xorg.0.log file has nothing to do with GUI. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (LogOut/Change) You are I didn't even know you could log into an "ordinary user" Anyways, you're having an error with the graphics settings?

To fix:$ whereis Xorg Xorg: /usr/bin/Xorg /usr/share/man/man1/Xorg.1.gz $ ls -la /usr/bin/Xorg -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1.9M Dec 17 01:18 /usr/bin/Xorg $ sudo chmod +s usr/bin/Xorg -rwsr-sr-x 1 root root 1.9M Dec https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/461557-x-server-start-fails If you need to reset your password, click here. I don't know, but in any case, after changing the location of /tmp, I would do that: Code: su -c 'chmod 1777 /tmp' And also make sure that /tmp is mounted. The DVD contains everything, so it doesn't matter.

Be sure to unmount the CD/DVD as well by typing `umount /packages` as root. [edit]For the record, /usr/X11R6/bin/ is just a symlink to /usr/bin, so you should probably just use `chmod his comment is here The command is 'useradd'. Can't startx so a few days ago something happened (no idea what) and i couldn't startx on user accounts, only root. no other terminals (ctrl-alt-f2 and so on) are accessible, and I can't ctrl-alt-backspace either, but I can ssh.

It works. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. And also thank you mrtank for the fixvesa command. this contact form Not a member yet?

Also, each time I would try to issue a command using sudo, it would return some error about seteuid (I can't rememer exactly what it said). Originally Posted by [email protected] You may think its stupid but when you are posting online sometimes spelling, grammar and thought put into the content of your posts is the only thing Quick Navigation OLD BT3final Support Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums BackTrack 5 Forums BackTrack 5 Announcements BackTrack 5 Frequently Asked Questions BackTrack

I get the following error.Cannot move old logfile ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"Never mind!This happens when xorg 7.2 gets installed from a package, and there havealready been remains of earlier xorg 6.x.In my

xorg.conf configures X, and the log file logs errors and anything else that happens. If you still get an error regarding Xorg.0.log.old, something is obviously very wrong because everyone has read-write access and therefore your X installation is totally screwed up (or your entire system). This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. The time now is 01:11 AM.

If the error message changes at all, post it. Any help appreciated. asked 1 year ago viewed 480 times active 1 year ago Related 1How do I log out of Xorg?0Lubuntu 14.04 xorg-server crash every ~6 hours (NVidia)0Segmentation fault in XServer0Gnome Disk Utility navigate here What now?

xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error. fixvesa -> startx 01-06-2009,05:24 AM #7 The MoD View Profile View Forum Posts Just burned his ISO Join Date Sep 2008 Posts 12 never tested 'fixvesa'. 01-06-2009,11:54 AM #8 Amlord1 View that is not going to happen and i mentioned that in post #2 already. Notice that in some cases, it might be a problem to have /tmp in a separate partition.

How can I declare independence from the United States and start my own micro nation? I'd wipe it but I don't have a cd drive to reinstall. Select Articles, Forum, or Blog. so i was just using startx on root cause i didn't have time to figure out it out.

xinit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server errror." Can anybody give a hint whats wrong here? Crap! I will also post some relevant file permissions in /usr/bin in case anything is off.