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cant log in ....lasted less than 10 seconds...error

Post by rcl » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:06 pm

I tried to log into one of my user accounts today and was confronted with the error that ....my last session only lasted less than 10 seconds...

It referred to possible install error or lack of disk space.

the details are:

syndaemon: no process found
/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
localuser:maristelabanking being added to access control list
Script for none started at run_im.
mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied

I am able to login to my other user account with no problem. There is almost 100g of disk space left.

I tried Startx in the faulty account. it ended with something about xorg and server not found.

Any ides?

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Re: cant log in ....lasted less than 10 seconds...error

Post by Arch_Enemy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:56 pm

I think the key is here:
mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied
The user you're trying to log in as can't create the necessary temp directory. Apparent;y hasn't the necessary permissions to create the directory.

You'll have to log in and assign the permissions for this user to the temp directory.

Based on that, if you are able to log in as this user, you probably have more fish to fry later...
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: cant log in ....lasted less than 10 seconds...error

Post by rcl » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:56 pm
I think the key is here:
mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied

You'll have to log in and assign the permissions for this user to the temp directory.
Can i do that loged in as a different user? How mght I do that?

Thanks for your quick reply.

Cheers

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Re: cant log in ....lasted less than 10 seconds...error

Post by Arch_Enemy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:03 pm

rcl wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:56 pm
I think the key is here:
mkdtemp: private socket dir: Permission denied

You'll have to log in and assign the permissions for this user to the temp directory.
Can i do that loged in as a different user? How mght I do that?

Thanks for your quick reply.

Cheers
You;ll have to do that as root (or sudo) and allow that user to have access to the directory.

We'll have to wait for someone more skilled than I; I have only ever had to change permissions for myself.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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