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Old 01-18-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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"unable to open display" please help

i am having a problem with xwindow.
when i gave "startx" in command line,i got error as
"/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc-common line 45:3206 segmentation fault xmodmap "$sysmod map" ".
also when i tried to run "xhost + ",i got eroor as
"unable to open display".please suggest a solution
thank you in advance
Old 01-18-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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This guy has a very similar problem to you.

from: Willem van der Walt <>
Try creating a new user and startx signed on as that user. If it works, You
should be able to correct the problem by removing the .gnome, .kde .x* directories under the users that does not work.
Also check /etc/X11/desktop for its contents.


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