[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#336226: xfce4-session: xfce4 fails to start with clean /tmp

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Fri Oct 28 18:43:54 UTC 2005

Package: xfce4-session
Version: 4.2.2-1
Severity: normal


I think I found why my XFCE4 fails to start when starting it via startx.
It seems that the .ICE-unix directory in /tmp is created as the current
user, but the session-manager needs the directory to have root as owner.
IIRC XFCE4 from kdm works, because kdm ist run as root and creates the
.ICE-unix directory. 

If startx is actually supposed to create the .ICE-unix directory then
please move this bug over to the proper X11 package.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'experimental'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xfce4-session depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.10.3-1       The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                     2.3.5-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.8.3-1        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.6.10-1       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-9 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.8.2-3        Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                    6.8.2.dfsg.1-9 X Window System Session Management
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.8-1          library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-9 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxfce4mcs-client-2      4.2.2-1        Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxfce4util-1            4.2.2-1        Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-3             4.2.2-1        Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  xlibs                     6.8.2.dfsg.1-9 X Window System client libraries m

Versions of packages xfce4-session recommends:
ii  xbase-clients             6.8.2.dfsg.1-9 miscellaneous X clients
ii  xfce4-iconbox             4.2.2-1        Iconbox for the Xfce4 Desktop Envi
ii  xfce4-panel               4.2.2-1        The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-utils               4.2.2-1        Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4                4.2.2-1        Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                     4.2.2-1        window manager of the Xfce project

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