/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with wtmp and utmp
/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/X11/sessreg -a
-w /var/log/wtmp -u /var/run/utmp -x "/var/lib/gdm/:0.Xservers" -h "" -l
/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
_IceTransTransNoListen: unable to find transport: tcp
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: euid != 0,directory /dev/X will not be created.
_IceTransmkdir: ERROR: Cannot create /dev/X
_IceTransPTSOpenServer: mkdir(/dev/X) failed, errno = 13
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for pts/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for pts
_IceTransISCOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a ISC connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for isc/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for isc
_IceTransSCOOpenServer: Protocol is not supported by a SCO connection
_IceTransOpen: transport open failed for sco/ubuntu:
_IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for sco
** (gnome-session:7837): WARNING **: Unable to read ICE authority
Despite looking for the .ICEauthority file I can't find it even amongst
the hidden files
I'm running Ubuntu Breezy and Ubuntu kernel 2.6.12-10-386 recently
Just a reminder to get those entries in for the "community member of the
Send your entries to: comp.lugroundup(a)k-sit.com
You don't have to have donated $5000 worth of computers or something
huge to be eligable. In what ever way you or someone you know has
contributed, no matter how small you think, we would love to read about it.
"May all you hopes and dreams be just around the corner"
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I have a number of older PC's that I need to get rid of. All ran linux
fine while in use. Most of these are yours for some small donation to
WLUG. I just want them gone.
First come, first served, e-mail me off list if you want one.
Details on the wiki:
I'm writing a small script to automate backing up to a remote machine
using rsync. As part of the script, I'm directing stdout from rsync to
/var/log/b.netbackup.log. The problem I'm having is in actually
outputting said stdout.
I run all my scripts with user privileges only, escalating to root only
those commands within the script that need it. This has various benefits
in my eyes:
1. Principle of least privilege; why run a whole script as root when you
can just run certain bits of it?
2. No need to error-check UID=0
3. Anyone in the sudoers group can run the script.
So normally I just type the script name from the dollar prompt, rather
than sudoing it. Inside the script itself, rsync is run with sudo, so as
to both read certain files in /etc/ which have 0600 umasks, and also to
be able to output to the log file in /var/log.
You would think (or at least, I do) that something like "sudo rsync
options source destination >> /var/log/logfile" would NOT give you a
permission denied error. Similarly with "sudo date > /var/log/logfile".
But you would be dead wrong.
Running the entire script with sudo (ie, sudo b.netbackup) will work
fine, as will running it from a hash prompt.
Anyone got any ideas why I can't write to a log file using sudo?
Hopefully it isn't something really obvious that will demonstrate my
fundamental lack of understanding of how Linux works...
> From: Craig Box [mailto:email@example.com]
> You were saying? ;)
> They now (very rightfully) deprioritise P2P.
I was taking that into account actually, they still aren't quite up to
IHUG in terms of latency but it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be.
I suspect IHUG already deprioritised P2P which would seem true if you
try and use port 6881 for anything ;) Before Orcon started doing that
they were having delays of up to 6000ms at peak times hitting overseas
servers. It was virtually unusable for any real time applications (i.e.
like gaming). Thankfully things have improved a lot now and the
difference is slight.
> From: Gavin Denby [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Hmm Methinks I should have a look at Orcon's plans. after all
> the best support I could give would be to use them as my ISP,
> and IHUG's recent cap reduction on my plan still sits poorly with me.
Not to belittle Orcon's support of the LUG or their great no-cap policy
but from my own experience and a group of Orcon/IHUG users I know,
Orcon's latencies are a little lacking at times compared with IHUG's.
This isn't a dig at Orcon, in fact more power to them I'd say. My
respect for them has grown too hearing they are supporting the LUG. The
truth is, most people would probably not even notice but it's better to
say it up front now rather than have those few to whom low latencies
matter switch only to have some trouble. I blame all the heavy
downloaders that love Orcon's no-cap plans personally.
One other thing worth mentioning, Orcon probably loses money on consumer
broadband as most ISPs do. If you really want to support them
financially, buy their dialup, tolls or hosting services.
The WLUG meeting is this evening
A WLUG meeting is booked for this date.
Date: Monday 28 November
Location: J.1.10 at WaikatoUniversity
If you're seeing this message, feel free to suggest or offer to present a meeting topic - the MeetingTopics page might be a good place to start.
The first competition for the LUG Roundup has been announced and is now
"Community Member of the Year" is open to all within the Linux
community. The competition was opened at last nights LA Live from SLUG.
Closing Date is 16th December at 5pm. All entries are to be sent in
Entries are to be submitted in the form of 500 words or less. You either
enter yourself or nominate a person you feel is deserving of the title,
detailing how they have contributed to the community. Please include
Name, Email address for the entrant, State and Suburb. We have 4
independant judges that will be judging each entry on merit. The winner
will be notified and announced in the final episode for the year on 24th
December. The winner will recieve a concession ticket to LCA2006 in
Dunedin and $200 cash to assist them in getting there. Don't forget you
will need a passport to travel to New Zealand.