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Old 02-28-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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startx and .X0-lock; and .X64-lock


My father is using Debian Etch. For some reason, when he tries to login after a reboot, the screen goes blank, and the login prompt reappears. In doing a Ctrl-Alt-F2; he can login from a terminal. When he tries startx he gets among other messages that the application is locked. In /tmp there is an .X0-lock, and an .X64-lock. After they are removed startx works. What are the reasons for the locks?
 
Old 03-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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that tells the machine the program is running because only one instance of that program can run at a time. one xserver per host. when you log out of a user it then unlocks it for the next user or host.
 
  


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