X11 no longer working

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Sat May 9 18:39:26 UTC 2020

>> Applications are now restricted where they can write to. I've found
>> /usr/local and /opt are OK. I have not tried /var.
> According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Integrity_Protection,
> /var is protected.
> You might try moving /var/root/.serverauth.6258 to /opt.

/var itself is protected, but is just a symlink to /private/var; and /private is redirected (firmlink set up automatically at boot) to /System/Volumes/private. So root's login directory of /var/root is still writable by root, as are files in it. It was for me even before I turned off SIP, anyway.

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