[kde-linux] Can't login "unable to write to /tmp: xsession may exit with error"

Rod Butcher rbutcher at hyenainternet.com
Tue Sep 19 02:12:22 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 17:06 -0600, 22tango at kitcarson.net wrote:
> This is really frustrating.  I have had this happen once before and I had
> to reinstall because I found no solution to the problem.  Anyway,  I
> recently edited my xorg.conf file and which rendered my machine unbootable
> except in recovery mode where I found the problem.  I did :
> #dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg which replaced my old xorg.conf with
> a new one.  That worked.  I then edited the backup xorg.conf file to
> correct a mistake and saved it as xorg.conf.  Then I get the error:
> unable to write to /tmp xsession may exit with error.  Which it does and I
The message says it can't write to /tmp . When you login various session
stuff gets written there. I think the immediate fix is to make /tmp
writeable by all. 
chmod -R ogu=rwx /tmp
> am back to login screen where I then login to failsafe mode and get same
> error but I get to a shell at least.  But before the shell I get "there
> was an error setting up interprocess communications for KDE.  The message
> returned was "could not read the network connection list. Make sure
> DCOPserver is running".
> I have searched and posted to kubuntuforums and linux questions and
> googled this problem but cannot find a working solution.
> I really need help with this.  I don't want to reinstall again.
> Charlie
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