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Old 12-22-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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Normal user account cannot start KDE

Hi everyone,

I have the following problem. I can start KDE when I login as root. However if I want to login as a normal user the screen goes black and then the login screen appears again.
The login to the console works fine. But if I try startx the command is not known...

Can anyone help me with this problem?

Old 12-22-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like a permissions problem of some sort. Try again, and when it fails, use your text editor of choice and look at .xsession-errors in your home directory. That may tell you where you're locked out.

The correct solution depends on your distro. Since I don't know what distro you're running, I don't know what the correct solution is. You can, of course, cheat by making the program you're locked out of run suid root, but that causes security problems.
Old 12-22-2003, 04:36 PM   #3
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I am running Debian / testing and KDE version 3.1.4
this is what .xsessions-errors says

/etc/kde3/kdm/Xsession: line 7: xrdb: command not found

In console mode it says: startx command not found

I think as well that it is a permission problem - but how can I resolve it?



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