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Old 09-11-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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Xming, startx as root: Server already active for display 0

Running Debian Lenny, using Xming as my remote X client for display 10. Under an normal user I can launch gui apps, like xeyes, firefox, etc. However, I would like to launch a windows manager.

When trying this as root i get:

debian-host:~# startx
X: warning; process set to priority -2 instead of requested priority 0

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.

Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keygiving up.
xinit: Interrupted system call (errno 4): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Is there a way to remotely start a gui? Thank you for you time.
Old 09-12-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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Try to start a second X session with
startx -- :1


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