Help: New kernel -> socket problems -> No X

Help: New kernel -> socket problems -> No X

Post by Tony Richards » Sat, 04 Dec 1993 03:25:00


I decided to tackle rebuilding the kernel for the first time this past
weekend (surprisingly easy folks!).  I wanted to make a lean, mean kernel
to replace the one that came with SLS 1.03. I got the source for pl13
from sunsite.

I appear to be having trouble with sockets in the new kernel. When I start
the X server I get the error messages:

        error (pid 226): socket creation failed
        Creating TCP socket: Invalid argument
        Cannot establish tcp listening socket

When I run lpr I get the messages

        lpr: connect: No such file or directory
        jobs queued, but cannot start daemon

lpd is running and everything ran fine before I installed the new
kernel.  A "man connect" mentions sockets so I am assuming the lpr
messages are due to a socket problem also.

Before going back to the old kernel I thought I would appeal to
this group for help.  Has anyone else had this problem?  I did
build the kernel with TCP/IP support.

One final note to further complicate the issue.  I also tried to
cleanup the permissions on several of the files, but I'm pretty sure
that I had X running after the permissions change and before the
kernel rebuild.  The permission on the /tmp directory (where it
appears that socket tries to write something) is drwxrwxrwt.

As you can probably tell I only have a vague idea of what a socket
is  and does (used for process to process communication right?) and
don't really have a clue as to what I should do to fix this problem.

I hope this isn't the same problem as is being discussed in the
"slow socket" thread, because I haven't been following that discussion
and it appears to have died.

Tony Richardson


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