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I am a Slackware newbie. I am running Slackware 12.1 with XFCE4.2 as grafical environment, default runlevel 4. I can login as user, only when I first log in as root. When I try to log in as user first, I get thrown back to the login screen. I checked the permissions of my home-directory and my temp-directory, and they look allright according to other threads on this forum. How can I let the users of my machine login without beeing dependent of me as root?
It's true that 0700 is preferable for a /home/user type directory, but it shouldn't be stopping XFCE from running. Can you confirm that everything in the user's directory is owned by that user with something like this?
chown -Rc hans /home/hans
Also, is /tmp/.X0-lock owned by the user logged into X?
Problem is suddenly solved. After the system performed a systemcheck, being mounted 38 times. I don't know what did the trick or what I did wrong, but thanks for your answers on my issue. I will set the permissions as it is supposed to be in a standard Slackware installation. Thanks again!
Now I know where I went wrong. There was simply to much stuff in my tmp/ directory. I wrote a script from one of the threads on this forum for a rc.local_shutdown to empty the directory every time I shutdown my machine, and now it runs perfectly.