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i don't know what happened, how it happened, or why it happened, but i am locked out of X. I can startx as root, but not as my normal user. It gives me some bull about can't lock Xauthority or something to that effect. This happened one other time and i just wiped the hdd out and started over. i really don't want to take the cheap way out this time and lose all of my work that i have put into the system this time. I did already recompile the kernel. I thought it may help, but it didn't. PLEASE HELP ME.
Now it's KDE problem... Try with another window manager (create .xinitrc in your home firectory and put startgnome, startwindowmaker or any other command to run a window manager).
Are you sure your KDE is properly configured?
i have been using KDE since i installed slackware. i tried to install yahoo like another member told me, and then the next thing that happened was no more KDE. i'm not real happy about it. I know there has to be a way to fix it. I have to have KDE, i can't live without it.
i'm not sure what you mean by
create .xinitrc in your home firectory and put startgnome, startwindowmaker or any other command to run a window manager
do i create it just like you had me create .Xauthority? and how do i "put" that command?
i am a fast learner, but i am very new.
To 'create' xinitrc, you can use any text editor you'd like. Make the file in your home directory, and simply type the lines Mara said:
startwindowmaker (actually I thought it was startwm, but I don't know)
This exact same thing happened to me this morning. The problem was that ownership of my home directory was changed to root.root.
I don't know why it happened. I had su'ed in my home directory to run pkgtool (Slackware) to install gnucash.tgz that I had downloaded. gnucash wouldn't launch, so I used pkgtool to remove the package. The next time I booted, I couldn't launch X unless I was logged in as root. I experienced every error that the original poster did. Only when I got a permission error when I tried to rm .Xauthority from my home directory did I think to check ownership of my ~/.