Debian/Xandros lost X-Windows
When I boot, X-Windows doesn't start. Everything else seems to be OK as far as I can tell. When I try startx, I get the following message:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
I attempted to find the log file, ls -l XFree86.0.log, gives the message "Permission denied" even when using su.
When I attempted to boot in "safe video mode", I got lots of permission denied errors, including directories /var/log/boot, boot.0, boottime.
I had been running Xandros for about a year, but have recently been exploring other distros in mult-boot mode. I have Slackware and Debian (non-Xandros) installed, although I haven't gotten them working totally yet, and I wonder if something I was doing with LILO may have caused the problem.
I thought "root" was all-powerful. Under what situation would root get a permission denied to list a file?
I've been using Linux for about a year now on an occasional basis, but am new to trouble-shooting problems. I appreciate any help you can provide.