I am trying to run xserver on a read-only raspbian. I get the following errors.
root@ClientX:/var/log# startx xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority (EE) Fatal server error: (EE) Cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old" (EE) (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. (EE) xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused xinit: server error xauth: error in locking authority file /root/.Xauthority root@ClientX:/var/log#
So I tried to solve one problem at a time, but didn't get too far. First, I tried linking the
.Xauthority file to
/tmp which is mounted on tmpfs and it's writable.
root@ClientX:~# ls -la total 28 drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Oct 27 07:52 . drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 Jan 1 1970 .. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Oct 27 07:52 .Xauthority -> /tmp/.Xauthority
I tested it by writing to
echo hello > .Xauthority" and it's writable. But still, when root tries to
startx, it still complains for not being able to lock
I also found this in
/usr/bin/startx and changed it to point to
/tmp, but no luck either.
if [ x"$enable_xauth" = x1 ] ; then if [ x"$XAUTHORITY" = x ]; then XAUTHORITY=$HOME/.Xauthority export XAUTHORITY fi
And I also tried setting the
XAUTHORITY variable in
~/.profile and in
/etc/environment but it didn't work either.
And I didn't even get started on the second problem yet
Cannot move old log file "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"
I tried finding the
xorg configuration file and see if there's an option to write
.Xauthority and log files to another path, so I can put them in
/tmp, but I read that
xorg.conf doesn't exist any more.
Any suggestions on how to run
xserver on a read-only raspbian?