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Old 08-19-2002, 08:57 AM   #1
JTWebster
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Question How can I start X from the command line


I'm running a picture-server on a SUSE7.3 system. My problem is, that i dont want the X-server to run all the time. If i boot in ASCII mode, only root is able to start x. All other users can't.
Now i changed to grafical mode, so all users have their kde or what else and X runs all the time.
How can I as a normal user get X started from the command line? Is it possible anyway?

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Old 08-19-2002, 09:12 AM   #2
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What are the permissions on /usr/X11R6/bin/startx,
issue in "ASCII mode"

ls -l /usr/X11R6/bin/startx
 
Old 08-19-2002, 09:25 AM   #3
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Permissions are rx for others and group, rwx for root.

The error msg in .X.err is: Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"
Permissions for others: r
Owner and group is: root

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Old 08-24-2002, 11:38 PM   #4
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One of possible things to do is to type "#init 3". This will bring
your machine down to init run level 3 (GUI is running at level 5),
and x server will stop. On the other hand, instead of starting X
from a command line, you can just type "#init 5"
 
  


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