XFree86 suggested changes
conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Wed Mar 24 13:52:40 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
>> > 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
> Sounds likely. I didn't have .ICE-unix on my latest test build, only
> .X11-unix, and I'm a dedicated startx person.
I'm actually basing my opinion on the threads I remember from earlier [I
think KDE took longer to start, if it was not setup right] (I give the
last thing in  a 75% chance of being true. it's been a while).
It is also mentioned on the XFree86 page in BLFS.
*shrug*, I didn't like the idea of wiping /tmp, if XFree86 doesnt create
that file properly [it cant, if it's not run by root]. and I admit I dont
actually know what it does *shrug*.
anyway, it's there if you wish to use it.
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