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Old 05-27-2005, 12:05 PM   #16
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Aare you logging in as user then using the "su" command? If so you will get error because X is being used by "user", you need to login as "root" to begin with.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 08:49 PM   #17
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yeah i'm logging in as root
it's nice to see i'm not the only one stumped by this.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 09:14 PM   #18
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Have you tried using sux instead of su?
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:58 PM   #19
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log in as your normal user at the terminal prompt when u boot up, then type 'su' and [enter] then enter the password. then type 'who am i' and [enter]. then try 'ls / -l', and 'cd /etc'. paste the exact output of the 3 commands here please
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:47 AM   #20
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okay well i went in and did a cat command on /etc/X11/XF86Config it gave me the contents but cannot open the file.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:50 AM   #21
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Try again using:

su -
Code:
Sat May 28 05:49 AM fancy@uilleann ~ $ su -
Password:
Sat May 28 05:49 AM root@uilleann ~ #
Now you should be able to open it as this gives full root power.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 06:09 PM   #22
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just to update this situation sorry took so long i've been without internet for about a month now
anyhow i've since switched to fedora core 2 everything works fine except the sound card it seems to work but instead of playing a whole song it just kinda sounds like a 1 sec loop of the first couple notes. i guess all things considered no biggy just kinda annoying specially after i oped the screen reader just messing around wow that was really annoying i'm sure it's just a driver issue

Thanks for all your help sorry we couldn't get it fixed
 
  


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