SUMMARY: unexplained loss of access to xnews display

From: Mike_Strawbridge_x3852 (
Date: Thu Feb 17 1994 - 08:28:51 CST

The problem was caused by a cron process that deleted everything in /tmp
that was not accessed for three days ... including the UNIX sockets in
/tmp/.NeWs-unix and /tmp/.X11-unix needed for X to communicate with the
server for :0.

Thanks to all who responded so quickly: (Dale 'Speedy' Maurice) (Alain Brossard EPFL-SIC/SII)
Steve Mowbray <> (Andrew R. Tefft)
Eirik Fuller <eirik@elf.Ithaca.NY.US>


NAME: Michael Strawbridge TELE: (301) 975-3852
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