X won't start
michaeld at senet.com.au
Sat Jul 20 22:57:54 CST 2002
On Sat, 2002-07-20 at 19:25, David Sambell wrote:
> I did sumfin stoopid by deleting all the files in the /tmp directory and
> ever since X has been playing up. First the Evolution app wouldn't start
> then I couldn't log into GNOME and now X won't start at all. This
> progression occuring all within 10-15 minutes.
> Usually at this point I'd reinstall Redhat 7.3 but maybe this time I can
> turn it into an oppurtunity to learn something..
> Where should I start?
Have you rebooted?
There are a bunch of files in /tmp that matter. ie:
[mikey at shadowfax mikey]$ ls -1a /tmp
.esd to do with sound
.fam_socket to do with fam, used by GNOME
.font-unix to do with xfs
.gdm_socket to do with gdm, used by GNOME
.ICE-unix to do with X
orbit-mikey to do with orbit, used by GNOME
.X0-lock to do with X
.X11-unix to do with X
but all should be fixed once you reboot. Hopefully :) They're just
locks and special files. All should recover upon reboot.
Michael Davies michaeld at senet.com.au
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