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Old 12-29-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
Vyeperman
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Never had X do this to normal user


This is really weird I have never had it happen before but when I do "startx" in normal user mode I get these errors:
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hostname: Unkown host 
Using authority file /home/vye/.Xauthority 
Writing authority file /homevye/.Xauthority

(EE) Problem parsing the config file 
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFiles() 

Fatal server error: 
no screens found 

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" 
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Then when I su to root with that user it says:
Code:
bash: startx: command no found
Then when I logout and login as root and do "startx" it starts up that ugly default windows manager just perfectly. I checked to see if they were looking at the same configuration files and they are but I have never had this happen before so I'm stumped.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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Do have kde or gnome installed. If you want to use one of those instead of the default windows manager just make a plain text file in the user's home directory called .xinitrc and have either
exec kde
or
exec gnome-session
save it and when you startx with that user you should get kde or gnome.

Last edited by darin3200; 12-29-2003 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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Ok I did what you said that took off part of the error.

Here is my XF86Config file just so we can get this figured out.
http://vyeperman.datamachine.net/XF86Config

Here is the error log with the errors I get ONLY when in normal user mode It works just fine in root!!!
http://vyeperman.datamachine.net/XFree86.0.l0g

because it doesn't work in anything but root the only thing I can think of is permission problems but I don't know someone look at those config files and give meh a hand please.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 02:57 PM   #4
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I don't think it is a permission problem because you are able to start x and then you see the error message. Try running xf86config as a normal user instead of as root.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 03:40 PM   #5
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Well I don't know exactly how I fixed it but after playing around with the files I got it to work :-/

Just one thing that I havn't gotten is how to configure my usbmouse but the trick is I wanna keep the mouse pad on my laptop still functional if possible. I have read the doc at gentoo.org and it has failed me can someone help me out?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 03:58 PM   #6
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check out this thread
http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...readid=106661&
 
Old 12-30-2003, 05:43 PM   #7
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Ok I did what he did and still no success I checked my config but I don't know whats up... maybe you can see it :-/
http://vyeperman.datamachine.net/XF86Config
 
  


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