Barry O'Donovan writes:
> > There is no disk space problem, and I get the same error for the
> > failsafe session.
>> I had a similar problem once and traced it to my /tmp directory. I have
> my /tmp on a separate partition and this partition became full because
> an unrelated application was spitting out a massive log file to /tmp.
>> When I later tried to log into KDE it started logging in and then XFree
> appeared to reset itself. The problem was that KDE stores some session
> information in /tmp. Check that your
>> 1) /tmp is not full
> 2) is world writable
/tmp is on a separate partition. It's about 3% full, and perms are 1777.
> > The fact that it works for root does point to some sort of
> > permission problem, though, I just can't figure it out. I also
> > thought the fact that KDE only is installed, not Gnome, might be a
> > contributing factor?
>> Maybe an examination of your XFree log in /var/log/ might shed some
Nothing in there. Nothing in /var/log/messages either.
I tried to go into single user mode, remove all X/KDE related stuff from
/tmp, and reboot. The problem persists :-(
My next idea is a complete reinstall, this time including Gnome ...
I've already spent hours on this.
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