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    SubjectRe: devfs + xinit Authentication error
    In <38BD152A.59B4F13B@interlog.com> Douglas Gilbert (dgilbert@interlog.com) wrote:
    > Richard Gooch wrote:
    >>
    >> Matthew Vanecek writes:
    >> > Douglas Gilbert wrote:
    >> > >
    >> > > I'm trying to use devfs (with the default configuration of devfsd) on
    >> > > a slightly modified RH 6.0 i386 platform. When I call startx it fails
    >> > > with an authentication error in xinit. [Works with the classic /dev .]
    >> > > Any guidance?
    >> > >
    >> > > Doug Gilbert
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > I'm having the exact same problem, on 2.3.48. It complains that I might
    >> > not own the console.

    > The solution (at least on RH6.0 and RH6.1) for the X problem was
    > to change the following line in /etc/security/console.perms from:

    > <console>=tty[0-9][0-9]* :[0-9]\.[0-9] :[0-9]

    > to:
    > <console>=tty[0-9][0-9]* [0-9][0-9]* :[0-9]\.[0-9] :[0-9]

    > There is a related problem which stops root logging in on
    > a virtual console. The solution was to add the last 8
    > lines to /etc/securetty yielding:
    > tty1
    > tty2
    > tty3
    > tty4
    > tty5
    > tty6
    > tty7
    > tty8
    > 1
    > 2
    > 3
    > 4
    > 5
    > 6
    > 7
    > 8

    Don't do this !!! You just added first few telnet connections to allowed
    root consoles !!! If you can not fix linux-utils (two line fix) then use
    su or sudo ...

    > BTW Both 'who' and 'df' look different under the devfs regime.

    >> [snip]
    >>
    >> Blame Linus for the name changes. In time, he expects distributions to
    >> see the merit in the new names and move over to devfs wholesale.

    > As Richard says, the interesting thing will be to see how the
    > various distributions will jump with devfs. If that was known
    > in advance of 2.4 being released then applications that scan
    > for devices (e.g. cdparanoia, cdrecord and SANE) could be ready
    > if there was to be a wholesale change.





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