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Old 11-03-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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X won't start as normal user, only as root.


I have recently installed Gnome.


Code:
apt-get install gnome-core gnome

Since then no X environment starts up as normal user. Only as root.

Things used to work fine both as user and as root when I was running blackbox.

Every file and folder in my user folder /home/juanja belong to the juanja user group. I use to startup X by typing

Code:
juanja@debian~$ startx

If you need a startx output, how could I post it?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Uuupss....forgot to mention!!

X server does actually boot as a normal user. Graphical background and X mouse pointer loads and moves.

Gnome won't. It kicks me out to text mode again every time I type
Code:
startx
as a normal user.

So I guess it has got something to do with some Gnome config files, maybe...

Last edited by juanjavier_xxx; 11-03-2007 at 02:59 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Check if you are running out of space on the hard drive (or relevant partition). This problem sometimes means that you need to clean out some old stuff. (One easy way is with "apt-get clean" or "aptitude clean" - that will remove the debs of installed apps.)
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:08 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Telemachos View Post
Check if you are running out of space on the hard drive (or relevant partition). This problem sometimes means that you need to clean out some old stuff. (One easy way is with "apt-get clean" or "aptitude clean" - that will remove the debs of installed apps.)
Thanks for the tip. It is not the case

Code:
S.ficheros         Bloques de 1K   Usado    Dispon Uso% Montado en
/dev/hda1              6728280   3373020   3013480  53% /
tmpfs                   513728         0    513728   0% /lib/init/rw
udev                     10240        68     10172   1% /dev
tmpfs                   513728         0    513728   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda6             67584120  44335712  19815320  70% /home
Any other idea?
 
Old 11-04-2007, 05:10 AM   #5
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Any other idea?
Yes:

Code:
# chmod user 644 /home/user_fold/
# chown user:usergroup /home/user_fold/
# chgrp user /home/user
# chmod 644 home/user_fold/.dmrc
Reboot. You should be done.

Last edited by juanjavier_xxx; 11-05-2007 at 12:05 AM.
 
  


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