startx issue

Octavio Alvarez alvarezp at
Tue Aug 17 07:11:11 PDT 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 06:26:19 -0700, narayanaswamy s  
<narayanaswamy.s at> wrote:

> When i try to run startx in terminal i found error messges, please find
> attachment

That attachment made my day, LOL! Wasn't it actually easier to transcribe  
to a text editor than to papare and then scan it? By the way, sending 184  
instead of ~ 500 B means > 99% bandwidth waste. Multiply 183.5 K times the
number of subscribers to the list. Please don't do that.

Try creating the lock file yourself on /tmp just to check for the error  
Remove it afterwards, of course. That should be successful. If not, it  
give a clue (although from the message already there, seems to be a problem
in the /tmp directory itself). Check everything, existence, permissions,  
even mount properties in /etc/fstab (if applies), as it might have been
remounted read-only. Retest until successful.

I would have included some commands to help you out, but my PC doesn't  
copy text
 from image attachments yet. ;-)

BTW, I would guess you are not familiar with mailing-lists like this one.  
suggest you take a look around for the Netiquette and the mailing-list  
That will give you some guidance on how to ensure overall respect for  
in public discussion places.


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