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Old 10-19-2001, 01:35 PM   #1
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*error mess* Waiting for X Server to shut down


yea... i get this message trying to 'startx'.... only on one account, i could still get into root fine... i think it's cause i shut down the wrong way once... Advice?
 
Old 10-19-2001, 02:18 PM   #2
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Check /var/log/XFree86.*.log and look for errors marked with "(EE)"

Look at the modification date of the XFree86.*.log files to see which one is used.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 02:47 PM   #3
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tried

ok... i ddin't see any xfree log, i have a xfer log.... i'm running Red Hat v7.1 w/ the KDE interface
 
Old 10-19-2001, 03:08 PM   #4
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Try this:


- open a shell


- su root


- cd /


- find . -name XFree86.*.log





If that doesn't find anything, then I don't know =(



Oh, and remember: everything is case sensitive
Not being able to find xfree is not as weird as it seems =)
 
Old 10-19-2001, 03:36 PM   #5
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hmmm, it's not finding any of that... and that doens't even seem like a real file name... i don't know, maybe i shoudl just delete the user name and start over... do you know how to do that?
 
Old 10-19-2001, 03:40 PM   #6
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Quote:
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hmmm, it's not finding any of that... and that doens't even seem like a real file name...
XFree86.*.log doesn't look like a filename because it contains a wildcard. It matches everything that starts with XFree86. and ends with .log

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i don't know, maybe i shoudl just delete the user name and start over... do you know how to do that?
Try "man userdel"
 
Old 10-19-2001, 05:10 PM   #7
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ok, i did as root 'userdel -r Admin'

it said command not found
 
Old 10-19-2001, 06:06 PM   #8
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ok, i did as root 'userdel -r Admin'





it said command not found




Maybe your path is wrong.
Try to find userdel in /usr/sbin
or use find again if it's not there.





from / do:


find . -name userdel

Or maybe you just didn't install this stuff.
 
Old 10-19-2001, 06:23 PM   #9
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ok... i know it's there in /usr/sbin... i see it not only in the Konqueror, but also when i did a search in the shell... It is there!! and i did a 'cd /usr/sbin'

[root@Tasha sbin]# userdel Admin
bash: userdel: command not found
[root@Tasha sbin]# userdel -r Admin
bash: userdel: command not found
 
Old 10-19-2001, 09:45 PM   #10
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Try /usr/sbin/userdel Admin.

Also, run echo $PATH to see if /usr/sbin is in root's path.
 
  


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