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Old 11-19-2003, 05:07 PM   #1
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Angry Pam authentification failed, cannot start x Server


Ok here my problem, for some reasons I cannot start my Xserver with any user except root?..My system is new and light anyway here is the error message




server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.

I tryed to copy to .X files of my root folder to my user's home directory. I did change the owner of these files...
but still nothing works


Some people told me to look for garbage in /etc/pam.d/login
but I havent found anything as I told you earlier my os is recent

Im running a Red hat 7.3
Intel p3 800
512 megs of ram...

Help would be appreciated
 
Old 11-19-2003, 10:43 PM   #2
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Could you post your /etc/pam.d/xserver file?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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#%PAM-1.0
auth sufficient /lib/security/pam_rootok.so
auth required /lib/security/pam_console.so
account required /lib/security/pam_permit.so
 
Old 11-21-2003, 07:11 PM   #4
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I found the solution here:
https://listman.redhat.com/archives/.../msg00069.html

touch /var/lock/console/USERNAME
(you do this as root and with your non-root username as USERNAME)
 
Old 11-21-2003, 09:26 PM   #5
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unfortunatlu it did not work...im still getting the same error message
here is what ive done

touch /var/lock/console/sim

sim is the user im trying to start my x server with
 
  


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