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yitzhakbg 12-01-2003 11:59 AM

Mandrake 9.2. Can't start X as normal user
 
Something (obviously) got screwed up with my X windows. I'm running
Mandrake 9.2 with the 2.6.0-test9 kernel. X comes up all right if I type startx from the command line as superuser. Doing this as a normal user, freezes the system.
Where can I look? Can somebody help walk me through this, please?

rberry88 12-01-2003 01:28 PM

Have you tried re-configuring your XFree86 file so it writes/overwrites to a new file and see if they does the trick. Sounds like something funky happened when you first configured X.

rberry88

yitzhakbg 12-01-2003 03:11 PM

Don't get it
 
Quote:

Originally posted by rberry88
Have you tried re-configuring your XFree86 file so it writes/overwrites to a new file and see if they does the trick. Sounds like something funky happened when you first configured X.

rberry88

I don't get what you mean by "re-configuring your XFree86 file so it writes/overwrites to a new file". Could you be more specific?

rberry88 12-02-2003 07:28 AM

You can cd to /etc/X11 and there should be where your XFree86Config file is. You can either open the file in a text editor and edit the parts that are giving you problems, I would only recommend doing this if you know what you are changing. Or you can re-configure X itself by typing xf86config so it will write a new XFree86Config file.

rberry88

whansard 12-02-2003 08:20 AM

maybe the permissions are messed up on his /tmp directory

yitzhakbg 12-02-2003 08:27 AM

which permissions?
 
Which permissions are you referring to?

whansard 12-02-2003 08:31 AM

if the user can't write to /tmp, X can't start for that user.
to check quickly, you can see if the user can create a file in the tmp
directory.

yitzhakbg 12-02-2003 08:45 AM

/tmp has full permissions. Just to double check, I created a file there as user and it worked OK.
Any other suggestions are more than welcome.

whansard 12-02-2003 11:04 AM

i've seen other people with the same problem on this site.
you might do some searching for older threads.


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