x11/gnome2 fails to start (permission problemi - TESTED)

Nuno Teixeira nu at nunotex.freeshell.org
Thu Jan 6 14:26:57 PST 2005


Hello to all,

I use icewm as default wm. Today I compiled gnome2 to give it a try and
I received the error below:


_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /tmp/.ICE-unix will not be created.
_IceTransSocketUNIXCreateListener: mkdir(/tmp/.ICE-unix) failed, errno = 2
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to create listener for local

** (gnome-session:972): WARNING **: Cannot establish any listening sockets

waiting for X server to shut down


My first thought is a permission problem same as firefox a few weeks
ago, so I login as root, startx gnome2 and exit. Now, gnome2 starts ok
with my user.

Can anyone checked this out?

If you got gnome2 working ok as a regular user, please try the following

(as root; console mode): 
#	rm -r /tmp/.X11-unix/
#	rm -r /tmp/.ICE-unix/

(as a regular user):

$	startx (gnome2)

I got the same error everytime I do this.


	Nuno Teixeira
SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org

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