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Old 04-02-2005, 07:38 PM   #1
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GUI only starts as root


On Ubuntu, after logging in as a regular user, there is only the command line.

After I type in:

startx

I get this error message:

This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86@XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
(http://www.XFree86.Org/cvs).

XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Ubuntu 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu25.2 20050316093755 root@)
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8.1 i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 16 March 2005
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.8.1-3-386 (buildd@terranova) (gcc version 3.3.4 (Debian 1:3.3.4-9ubuntu5)) #1 Tue Oct 12 12:41:57 BST 2004
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/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sat Apr 2 18:46:18 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"

Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_clip.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_norm.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_xform.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:m_debug_vertex.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a:spencode.o": No symbols found
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pcf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".snf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.Z" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".bdf.gz" already registered at priority 0
Warning: font renderer for ".pmf" already registered at priority 0

However, as a superuser, Gnome loads nicely.
Please tell me how to make it work with a regular user
 
Old 04-02-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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Maybe if you post your X config file that my help with the problem solving....

-onelung
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:14 AM   #3
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Just startx as root. On Ubuntu the default is that when Gnome starts it logs in a user automatically and won't let root log in through Gnome, you have to use sudo.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for your answers, guys (faster than expected).

I'm not at my computer now, and I'll look at the configuration file when I get to boot it again.

The problem may have started when I installed Ubuntu. Initially, it had not installed any GUI (maybe a decision based on space- 1.9 G main and 0.6 swap, and 300 M RAM-). However, I did

apt-get install gnome

, and switched the default runlevel from 3 (which the install chose) to 5. From that moment, at boot I would find myself on the command line at runlevel 5. Then, by doing

sudo startx

I got into Gnome. But when I started a console, my pwd was /root, and after typing in

uname

I got "root" as a response.

What if I delete my regular user account and make a new one? Is that possible or sensible?

I'll post my configuration file, and thanks again.
 
  


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