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Old 01-13-2005, 11:03 AM   #1
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Error when starting X, please help


OK, hope this is in the right forum. I shall start from how it began, I run slackware 10.0 and gnome. Iwas installing some library dependencies for vlc and during this I noticed when attempting to move a folder to the empty basket i couldn't. Somehow my permissions had been changed. I decieded to reboot and I loged in. When i typed startx i got the error message

xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority

( at the time i thought it was just that and i tried various things like deleting the /.Xauthority file , this didn't work and later I read furthur down in the error and it mentioned

'couldn't lock /tmp/TX.0-lock' ( or something similar )

Anyway, with help from some others i have tried resetting permissions on /tmp resetting owners, and a few other things..so many i cant remember.
The current error message I get when going startx is:


khronus@jed:~$ startx
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority

** I believe this is bit between the stars idue to me running this from putty on this occasion ************************************

_XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
_XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/jed:0
_XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

************************************************************
Error continued:


Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.26 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux jed 2.4.26 #6 Mon Jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004 i686
Build Date: 05 June 2004
Before reporting problems, check wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Jan 13 16:43:33 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(II) Initializing extension GLX
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!

** (gnome-session:1289): WARNING **: Unable to lock ICE authority file: /home/khronus/.ICEauthority

waiting for X server to shut down

xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/khronus/.Xauthority
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console
khronus@jed:~$ khronus@jed:~$ startx




I would very much appreciate any help in getting X running again


Khronus
 
Old 01-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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well....maybe change permissions on your home-dir. ?
( don't know what they are....just a thought )

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Old 01-13-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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U sir are a genius..let me kiss you

SUCCESS!#

K
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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yeah...you, success too.....
no more m$......

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