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Old 01-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
kr00sh1n80r
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x hates me


im running debian (the stable version, woody) and i have x configured and will run as root. but when i try to log into my usual account, i get this:

X: unable to open wrapper configfile /etc/X11/Xwrapper.cofig
X: user not aurthorized to run the x server, aborting,
giving up.

um. yeah. i really dont feel like experimenting with it. its probably some really easy problem, and im just really slow today.
so i figure hey why not ask.

please help me.
-Kristen

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Old 01-12-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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You should set the permission of that file so that every one can read it. As root do this : "chmod a+r /etc/X11/Xwrapper.cofig" and then try.
Hope it helped
 
Old 01-12-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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hrm. well i bet it would have worked.. but now it says the file doesnt exist.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 02:56 PM   #4
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Well, all I can say know is : Hu?????
What heppens if you do startx as user now?
 
Old 01-12-2003, 03:01 PM   #5
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the same thing... i didnt get to change anything cause the file "doenst exist"

heres some more crap that came upafter x server aborted

xinit: connection refused (errno111) unable to connect to x server
xinit: no such process errono3 : server error.


well no shiznit there was a server error.

*weep*

i checked to see if the file existed in another directory besides /etc and it does not. i dont understand how x is working if any of the x11 files are gone.

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Old 01-12-2003, 03:03 PM   #6
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Wait a minute. Maby the file can't be opend because it doen't exist. Do "updatedb" and then "find Xwrapper.config". Lets say you find "/some/path/Xwrapper.cofig", try doing
"ln -s /some/path/Xwrapper.config /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config"

Or, you made a typeo. You did "chmod a+r /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config" instead of "chmod a+r /etc/X11/Xwrapper.cofig" right?
 
Old 01-12-2003, 03:07 PM   #7
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Unhappy grah

no, no typo. i caught yours. but um.. im trying it now. but when i do updatedb my system just sits there....
 
Old 01-12-2003, 03:11 PM   #8
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Ho sorry. You were typing a responce while I was typing mine. You alraidy checked if the file was in another dir.
I'm sorry but I don't know what you should do now. I'm also using debian woody and it works for me. So if you would just hang in there, you will get it fixed.
Maby someone more knowledeble can help you.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 03:12 PM   #9
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Okey I hope you did''nt read what I just wrote. I just re-edeted the reply. I misread and replied "sits whare?"
Yes it takes a while the database is being updated. Just hang on?

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Old 01-12-2003, 03:15 PM   #10
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ok well ... im all set . i figured it out.
i was running GDM instead of XDM and booting into KDE i think it was a tad confuzzled. so back to XDM and im going to disable it.

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Old 01-13-2003, 01:10 AM   #11
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why not just reinstall X using apt... if the file is missing that should replace it....
 
Old 01-13-2003, 04:24 PM   #12
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well the problem was solved right after all that other stuff happend yesterday. but thanks to everyone that posted. esp. schatoor
 
  


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