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Old 03-20-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Xorg doesn't start with unprivileged user

Hi all...a strange thing is happened...I usual watch a film from my pc at late night...and I set the:
shutdown -h +MINUTES
as root to delay the shutdown i case I fall asleep...

but this morning when I startup my pc I noticed that when I do startx as unprivileged user X doesn't start (black screen), and if I kill it with ctrl+alt+backspace I can see in the terminal an error of "protocol not specified" when it try to load glx and nvidia driver...When I startx with root X start normally...I can't explain this...please help me...
Old 03-20-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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I doubt the shutdown had anything to do with it. More likely a change to your environment like $PATH or .bashrc. Did you change anything in your profile? How about "which startx"?
Old 03-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #3
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what dose the " xorg.0.log "and " boot.log" have to say about this
there will be an error listed
Old 03-20-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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Also, what are perms for /usr/bin/Xorg? It should be suid root, so the output of
ls -l /usr/bin/Xorg
Should be something like
-rwsr-xr-x root root 2104048 Oct 9 21:28 /usr/bin/Xorg
That is the permissions on my machine (default from install).

John VV's pointer to check the Xorg logs will probably be more fruitful, but I would check this also if it were my system.
Old 03-20-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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the logs are GREAT
they make FUN reading

so read them and learn what is NORMAL and what is NOT


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