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Old 09-01-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
baabakb
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Non Root user cannot log into the X server


As I am a new user, I have been working around in FC5 to learn but I broke something which I cannot figure out how to fix it. I had set up my resolution to 1600x1200 and next day when I booted up it gave me the following error when I try to run "startx".

********************************************************
Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.
***********************************************************


I did the following (based on POsT)


I edited the inittab file to runlevel 3. I logged into the system and run the "system-config-dislay --reconfig" under root. I changed the runlevel back to 5.

Now the issue is it runs with the 1600x1200 resolution and start up the x server, but only root can log into the x server. All the other users cannot log in. the screen goes black for couple of times and then it brings back the log in screen.

I am getting the followings when I try to startx from other virtual console when I log in as the user:


*****************************************************************
Fatal server error
Server is already active for display 0
if this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/X0-lock and start again

Xlib: connection to ":0.0: refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
giving up
Xinit: unable to connect to X server
Xinit: No such process (errno 3): unexpected signal 2
**********************************************************************


Do I have to reinstall the fedora again or there is a hope?

Thanks,





What's going on now?

HELP
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:16 AM   #2
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could you paste the output of
cat /etc/securetty
cat /etc/pam.d/login
chkconfig --list xfs
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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I run the command on the runlevel 3

cat /etc/securetty (under user log in)

Cat: /etc/security: Is a directory

cat /etc/pam.d/login (under user log in)

#%PAM-1.0
auth required pam_security.so
auth include system-auth
account required pam_nologin.so
account include system-auth
password include system-auth
#pam_selinux.so close should be the first session rule
session required pam_selinux.so close
session include system-auth
session required pam_loninuid.so
session optional pam_console.so
#pam_selinux.so open should be the last session rule
session required pam_selinux.so open

chkconfig --list xfs (under root log in)

xfs 0: off 1: off 2: on 3: on 4: on 5: on 6: off


Also, I should include the following

When I run the "system-config-display --reconfig" I get the following error after it launches the GUI set up screen:

**************************************************
Window Manager Warinig: Lost Connection to display 1:17:0';
Most likely the X server was shut don or you killed/destroyed the window manager
***************************************************

And when I run startx command at runlevel 3 under user account I receive the following error:

*****************************************************
Fatal server error
caught signal 11 : Server aborting
the application 'gnome-session' lost its connection to display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed the application
Xinit: connection to X server lost
*******************************************************

Thanks for furthur helps,

Last edited by baabakb; 09-01-2006 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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your securetty file seems to be empty
just add these lines to it
Quote:
vc/1
vc/2
vc/3
vc/4
vc/5
vc/6
vc/7
vc/8
vc/9
vc/10
vc/11
tty1
tty2
tty3
tty4
tty5
tty6
tty7
tty8
tty9
tty10
tty11
and now try logging in as a normal user.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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I am very new in all these. I have to add the lines to what file. I will need the file name please.


Thanks,
 
Old 09-01-2006, 10:58 AM   #6
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vi /etc/securetty
 
Old 09-01-2006, 11:32 AM   #7
baabakb
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The securetty has already got the following lines:

console
vc/1
vc/2
vc/3
vc/4
vc/5
vc/6
vc/7
vc/8
vc/9
vc/10
vc/11
tty1
tty2
tty3
tty4
tty5
tty6
tty7
tty8
tty9
tty10
tty11
 
  


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