/tmp/.ICE-unix

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at speakeasy.net
Wed Apr 30 20:48:32 PDT 2003


On Tue, 2003-04-29 at 21:02, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> >Hey guys,
> >
> >If you haven't seen the thread on lfs-chat yet maybe do so. Ian Molton started 
> >it as "Pay attention to warnings..." and starts here:
> >
> >http://archive.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/lfs-chat/2003/04/2055.html
> >
> >I don't know if this is already part of the BLFS book's X section, can't check 
> >right this second, but here's the gist of it:
> >
> >when running "startx" as a normal user, /tmp/.ICE-unix directory gets created 
> >and owned by the user who started it. However, if you start X and pipe the 
> >output to a log file (to capture it all before scrolling off the screen) 
> >you'll see there's a warning that /tmp/.ICE-unix should be owned by root and 
> >not the user. The result of this improper permission is that X is slower in 
> >starting apps than it should be.
> >
> Wouldn't running XFree86 as root once (or after cleaning out /tmp) 
> automatically take care of this.  I didn't
> do anything special other than that and my system has /tmp/.ICE-unix as 
> root.root with 1777 permissions.
> 
> Perhaps a note explaining the problem and the fix would be appropriate. 

I have to agree.  Creating the directory manually is simply not
necessary if you're using a graphical runlevel and GDM/KDM/XDM to login
with.  I've been using telinit {3|4|5} and so on to switch modes for so
long I'd never even noticed this as a problem until it was mentioned.

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