XFree86 suggested changes

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Wed Mar 24 09:48:11 PST 2004

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, Archaic wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 11:18:21AM -0600, Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
> >
> > Have you actually encountered situations in which this file isn't
> > created with the correct permissions automatically by XFree86?  I've
> > been nuking /tmp on boot (and/or using tmpfs, which accomplishes the
> > same end) for some time now and I've never had this happen, and not once
> > have I ever bothered to create it on my own.
> Supposedly, if you start X with startx as non-root and open an
> application that requires this, the dir at least used to be created
> with the current user as owner. I think the key was startx, IIRC.
> However, I don't run anything that requires this dir, so I can't say for
> sure.
 Sounds likely.  I didn't have .ICE-unix on my latest test build, only
.X11-unix, and I'm a dedicated startx person.

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