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Old 09-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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could not startx


My box is science linux 6.1 x86.

At booting, it stops at starting kde.

Any helpful comment would be appreciated.

Thnaks in advance.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Looks like you're trying to start as root. Does it work when you use startx as a regular user?

And did it work before? Did you make any recent changes that might possibly account for this?

Try using xwmconfig to change to another desktop environment (if you have any others installed). Does that work?
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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What happens if you try it as a regular user?
 
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #4
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"Does it work when you use startx as a regular user?"
No, I didn't. I usually start KDE as a root.

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Did you make any recent changes that might possibly account for this?
I added checking file system commands at "/etc/rc.local".

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e2fsck -y /dev/mapper/vg_excaliber-lv_root
e2fsck -y /dev/sda1
e2fsck -y /dev/mapper/vg_excaliber-lv_home
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Try using xwmconfig to change to another desktop environment (if you have any others installed). Does that work?
I attached a photo of the result.

yancek/

You can see attached photo.

Here is a photo for the result.
http://i.imgur.com/BBwLG.jpg
 
Old 09-07-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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No, I didn't. I usually start KDE as a root.
this is usually very much advised against in most Linux distributions. Is there any reason you need to run in root rather than as a user?

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I added checking file system commands at "/etc/rc.local".
I would suggest editing that file and commenting out the changes you made (just add a # at the beginning of each relevant line, don't have to delete them)
Code:
nano /etc/rc.local
and see if it lets you start after that.
 
Old 09-07-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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Is there any reason you need to run in root rather than as a user?
When I start linux, I logged in as a root.

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I would suggest editing that file and commenting out the changes you made
Thanks a lot!
It works.
 
  


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