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Eric Layton Nocturnal Slacker Forum MVP 20,308 posts Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:33 PM I regularly backup my /etc in Slackware and Arch. googling on "Cannot move old log file ..." I treid to suid /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg" but it doesn't exist, in fact /usr/X11R6/bin/ is empty! (have I lost X11?) Any ideas? You might have another problem though. Reply With Quote 12-Aug-2011,21:00 #6 lshantz View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries View Articles Explorer Penguin Join Date Jan 2009 Posts 154 Re: x server start fails There are http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-move/cannot-move-old-log-file-var-log-xorg-1-log-to-var-log-xorg-1-log-old.html

I get the following error.Cannot move old logfile ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"Never mind!This happens when xorg 7.2 gets installed from a package, and there havealready been remains of earlier xorg 6.x.In my i don't remember installing any packages recently..hmm scybord View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by scybord 05-25-2008, 11:42 PM #10 One time when I actually needed to use that backup for a trashed Slackware installation, I found that all the permissions had been set to user level instead of root. If you need to reset your password, click here. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=134148

I use Fedora 16, and checked /etc/permissions.local file, but there was not. Can't startx User Name Remember Me? xinit: No such file or directory (errno2): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server errror." Can anybody give a hint whats wrong here? But its already solved.

Originally Posted by [email protected] You may think its stupid but when you are posting online sometimes spelling, grammar and thought put into the content of your posts is the only thing No, I ***HAD*** a problem starting X (KDE). Arch Linux HomePackagesForumsWikiBugsAURDownload Index Rules Search Register Login You are not logged in. The messege: /home/akihisa/.serverauth.1249 does not exist.

Glad problem is solved. That's when I learned how valuable this trick is. Join our community today! Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.

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I was able to login and fix the permissions. And also thank you mrtank for the fixvesa command. Since I couldn't see what was in /mnt/manjaro/home (so that I could copy the '.mozilla' file and paste it in Siduction /home to replace the one that was there I did Connection refused. [[email protected]~}$ and if I login as 'rejean' then; Quote Fatal server error; xf860OpenConsole:Cannot open /dev/tty0 (No such file or directory) Please consult th The X.Org foundation for help.

I CAN log in as root via startx, so it must be a permissions thing, but not sure what. his comment is here Description shamil 2007-03-28 18:34:37 UTC 1) login as non-root user 2) startx Fatal server error: Cannot move old log file ("/usr/X11R6/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/usr/X11R6/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old") Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-03-29 00:49:44 UTC Xorg I get the following error.Fatal server error:Cannot move old logfile ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"I also tried "rm /var/log/Xorg.0.log*" as root, and then "startx" asnon-root, but that leads to another similar error of That's how.

This method has been deprecated for years in favor of using a display manager. Type the following (but note that there is ALWAYS the possibility of screwing up your system doing this): Code: # upgradepkg --reinstall /packages/slackware/x/*.tgz After that completes, type `telinit 3` and then The command is 'useradd'. this contact form Originally Posted by [email protected] You may think its stupid but when you are posting online sometimes spelling, grammar and thought put into the content of your posts is the only thing

You'll need an Internet connection in console mode though. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they Can't startx so a few days ago something happened (no idea what) and i couldn't startx on user accounts, only root.

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Posting in the Forums implies acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Now if I try to reboot into manjaro I end up with a black screen. Server terminated with error (1) Closing log file Edited by réjean, 06 December 2012 - 11:53 PM. The MoD 01-05-2009,05:31 AM #2 terminal86 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Sep 2008 Posts 306 Try that: Code: chmod +s /usr/bin/X11/Xorg Be sensitive in choosing where you ask

Lewis Back to top #6 OFFLINE réjean réjean Discussion Deity Forum MVP 4,436 posts Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:29 AM I decided to cut to the chase and reinstalled Quote: Originally Posted by scybord well i tried to get it all squared away today but ended up messing everything up. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. http://scriptkeeper.net/cannot-move/cannot-move-old-log-file-xorg-0-log.html I just had my solid state drive go bad.

However, when copying using "cp" from the command line, you must add the -p switch to the command to preserve permissions. registered linux user #374889 Back to top #10 OFFLINE V.T. I'll know next time to follow Roger's advice and copy a file first as root before changing its permissions. It works.

Now you will have to work out what the original permissions in Manjaro were and try to restore them. You need to describe everything if you want to solve this problem. What window manager/desktop environment do you use? This way my non-root user has write access to /var/log.Trying "startx" now shows something more meaningful.Fatal server error:xf86OpenConsole: Server must be suid rootNow, this looks to me very much like some