Problem with non-superuser X logons after moving/expanding /var

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Jun 2 13:54:36 PDT 2003

Tom Parquette <tparquet at> writes:

> I installed an additional disk in a machine and expanded the space
> allocated to /var.
> I run this desktop with XFree86 and GDM.
> root can logon without complaints but if a non--superuser tries to
> logon, the session fails immediately.
> The following appears in .xsession-errors.  I'm concluding I did
> something wrong when I moved /var but I'm not sure where to start with
> this.

Looks like you nuked the permissions somewhere.
  mtree -U -p /var < /etc/mtree/BSD.var.dist
should fix it.

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