Re: Right/permissions to startx

Jeff (norton@polarnet.com)
Sat, 22 May 1999 15:30:51 -0800


David Mihm wrote:

> >On Fri, 21 May 1999, JOHN GRAHAM wrote:
> >
> >> I've upgraded to RH6.0, but for some reason I can't startx with my user
> >> accounts. Afterstep attemps to come up but 1 second later I see a bunch of
> >> permission denied errors. It works with the root account Any advice?
>
> On Fri, 21 May 1999, Doug wrote:
> >
> >just chmod +s /usr/X11R6/bin/*
> >security risks? doesnt matter, you run redhat anyway
>
>         While this will work, it is a bit extreme since a great many apps
> are in the /usr/X11R6/bin/ dir.  You should have an X symlink to Xwrapper,
> and the Xwrapper file should be -rws--x--x .
>         It appears that Red Hat has made some mistake and those running
> 6.o should expect a clarification of what how to fix this.  I would hope
> someone would post to the Red Hat mailing list and get a response, if not
> mail the support that those who bought Red Hat actually paid for.
>
> HTH
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What about the /etc/pam.d/startx  file ?


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