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Old 09-06-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
buyo
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Unhappy new user permissions, starting X, etc.


I just installed slack 9.
I then created a new user and set the password.
I tried "startx" as the new user and it timed-out.
Do I need to add some kind of permissions or certain groups to make this user account usable? If so, what are considered the standards for your default everday user account?
Thanx in advance for any help.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have to change any permissions with Slackware. You probably need to configure X using the xf86config program. You need to know the make and model of your video card, keyboard layout, type of mouse, and the horizontal and vertical rates that your monitor supports. Armed with this info you should have X up and running soon. Just log in as root and type "xf86config". This creates a file called /etc/X11/XF86Config that contains all of your X settings. It's just an ASCII file, so you can have a look at it if you're interested.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:59 PM   #3
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I have X working just fine as root. The problem is that I want to have a normal user account so I don't screw anything up. I created one using "useradd" but when I log in as the new user and try "startx" it times-out. Do I have to run xf86config as the new user too?
Thanks for the help BTW
 
Old 09-06-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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Hmmm... it DOES sound like a permissions issue. You said that you used useradd. Slackware comes with a script called adduser that I have always used. Try creating an account with that, and see if you can startx from that account.
 
  


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