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Old 05-07-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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startx problem

I just installed a fresh copy of Mandriva 2005. I can startx from root but not any other user. I get:

"startx" produces - "Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?"

I tried touch /var/lock/console/user but this did not work.
Old 05-07-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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Did you set up anything or did you just install and do startx?

You might have to set up XF86 or xorg to your monitor and video card
Old 05-07-2005, 08:13 PM   #3
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The installer took care of this. Startx works for root so it might be a permision thing.


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