This is a two part question, both parts are unrelated:
1. I cant log into Gnome as root. Its that simple. I can log into kde, enlightenment, and all other window managers as root; and I can log into Gnome as any regular user, but when i log in as root (from init 3) the type startx the gnome splash comes up and then freezes, ... no icons load in it or nothing. The only way i can rectify the situation is to press ctrl-alt-f2 then killall X.
As for .xinitrc, i have the same file sitting in each of my users and roots home dirs. Here is the contents of the file:
The /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc is actually a symbollic link to /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.gnome, which contains the following:
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $
# merge in defaults and keymaps
if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
# This nag screen isn't going to save anybody.
# Start the window manager:
The wierd thing is, as i mentioned before, regular users load this file without a hitch, but root cant. Im stumped.
2) Im running cups on my maching and all goes smoothly with the lpr command with one exception. When i print anything, either from the command line or from an app, such as mozilla or open office, the text on the page is crooked. When i say crooked, i mean a continous line of text diagnolly toward the top right of the page. Anyways, relevant googles of ' lpr crooked' have turned up dissapointed results. Once again im am at a loss with this one. If you have a solution please go into as much detail as possible, because i know little of cups and lpr.
Been using linux since march and luvin it. Thanks in advance to all that help.