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Old 11-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Can't log non root users into X

When I try to log a non root user in using kdm, the screen goes blank, then returns to kdm. Any user can log in using a vurtual terminal. Using the startx command from a vurtual terminal produces what looks like normal messages but conntaning "user is not allowed to use X windows".

I've googled the problem, and it seems to be related to user permisions, however the all the forums I found it on are ether left unresolved, or fixed by a resedent Alfa Geek.

What permisions does a user need to run X?
Old 11-03-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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Maybe your user needs to be in the "video" group?
Old 11-06-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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What distro?
What does /var/log/kdm.log says.
Did you try to start it from console to get more info, but without startx stuff, just raw X?
xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- :0


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