_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix must be set to root

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Sep 6 15:06:34 PDT 2004

On Llu, 2004-09-06 at 23:33, Sérgio Monteiro Basto wrote:
> Hi,
> Well, since begging of August, I had this problem for starting one kde
> session with one local user, from kdm, (before first I have to login
> with root to can login with one local user).

The new Xorg enforces security. This fixes a potential hole on systems
that don't maintain /tmp/.ICE-unix and /tmp/.X11-unix etc as root owned
from boot up.

> So, to work around, this problem on my fedora core 1 with kde 3.1.4-5. I
> had to add to /etc/rc.local this:
> cd /tmp
> mkdir .ICE-unix/
> chmod 777 .ICE-unix/
> chmod +t .ICE-unix/

Thats the right fix yes

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