Re: [As-users] Re: Unable to start afterstep as nono-root user

Nathan Mahon (as_ml@vaevictus.net)
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 11:32:34 -0500


what prefix did you install your files into?
are they in the *PATH* for your users?

n8

vedamaker@netscape.net wrote:

>
> I did some more testing and found that if made Afterstep setuid 'root' 
> (btw, this is not an acceptable long term solution for security 
> reasons) then I could run it as a non-root user however the various 
> afterstep modules still will not start up. It clearly looks like some 
> kind permission problem. Can someone explain all the resources (e.g. 
> devices, files, etc.) and their proper permission settings that 
> Afterstep and its modules must be able to access in order to run ?
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vedamaker
> To: as-users@afterstep.org
> Sent: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 16:03:29 -0500
> Subject: Unable to start afterstep as nono-root user
>
> I've tried to use afterstep 2.2.0 and 2.2.1 but I am not able to run 
> afterstep as non-root users. When I run it as non-root user I get the 
> following message:
>
> Waiting for window matching "WinList" ... click on any button to cancel
>
> But afterstep is hung after the message is displayed and no mouse 
> button clicks have any effect. I have to ctrl-alt-backspace to abort 
> X11 session.
>
> When I run exactly the same thing as root user then everything starts 
> up just fine.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
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