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Monday, June 23, 2008

mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied

Probelm:

/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup... mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied



Solution:

A quick

sudo chmod a+w /tmp

fixed it.

7 comments:

Ron said...

Thank you. You nailed it.

--ron

Anonymous said...

Thank you

I couldn't get pass my startup screen in ubuntu 8.10 - but with this command - everything works thanks

Anonymous said...

thank you.. solved my issue

CatFood said...

Thank you, I was on the verge of removing and reinstalling gnome.

This shouldn't happen after a power failure

janus said...

Although this works, you're opening a gaping (local) security hole if you're not also setting the sticky bit. In otherwords, that should be chmod 1777 /tmp or chmod a+rwxt /tmp

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to chmod +t /tmp

dieguiariel said...

you are awesome.