X failures if two users

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri Jul 16 09:08:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 luke.kendall@cisra.canon.com.au wrote:

> If two people use the same machine, and the first starts X, the second
> person can't start X unless they have administrator rights.
> Cygwin sets /tmp to have mode drwxrwxrwt which means ordinary users
> can't remove /tmp/XWin.log if it's owned by someone else.  So
> subsequent attempts to start X fail because it can't write the log file.
> My suggestion would be for X to create the file called
> /tmp/XWin.log.$USER
you can do this with the commanline switch -logfile "/tmp/XWin.log.$USER"

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