[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#561668: Bug#561668: fglrx-atieventsd: breaks .Xauthority management

Patrick Matthäi pmatthaei at debian.org
Sat Dec 19 14:36:38 UTC 2009

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severity #561668 normal


hmm here it is working. What is the full path of your xauthority and the

You may also deactivate the daemon in /etc/default/fglrx-atieventsd.

Eduard Bloch schrieb:
> Package: fglrx-atieventsd
> Version: 1:9-12-1
> Severity: important
> File: fglrx-atieventsd
> After recent upgrade in Sid, no more X program could be started.
> According to strace, they failed to find or open .Xauthority file, OTOH
> this file for unknown reason either became root owner (600 permissions)
> or was not created at all by xinit.
> The whole case was mysterious until I saw a weird process called
> fgrlx-atieventsd daemon having xauth in the arguments. And after
> removing the package, the mystery was gone, everything works as usual.
> Regards,
> Eduard.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
> Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Versions of packages fglrx-atieventsd depends on:
> ii  libc6                        2.10.2-2    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
> ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]     7.6.1~rc3-1 A free implementation of the OpenG
> hi  libx11-6                     2:1.2.1-1   X11 client-side library
> ii  libxext6                     2:1.0.4-1   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
> ii  libxrandr2                   2:1.3.0-2   X11 RandR extension library
> ii  libxrender1                  1:0.9.5-1   X Rendering Extension client libra
> ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
> hi  xserver-xorg                 1:7.4+1     the X.Org X server
> Versions of packages fglrx-atieventsd recommends:
> ii  acpid                         1.0.10-5   Advanced Configuration and Power I
> pn  fglrx-driver                  <none>     (no description available)
> fglrx-atieventsd suggests no packages.

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