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Old 03-19-2002, 08:34 PM   #1
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User cant start an X session


I just installed redhat along with mandrake, win98 and freebsd... i am
sharing my /home/user directory with the other installed systems... here's
the problem:

when i try to login as the user at kdm and start kde X just simply
restarts and im back at the kdm screen

anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 03-19-2002, 09:08 PM   #2
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Umm try this command.

xhost +localhost

i have no idea if it will help or not.
 
Old 03-19-2002, 10:03 PM   #3
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why do yu have no idea if whether it will help or not?
 
Old 03-20-2002, 06:54 AM   #4
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becuase i had a similier problem as you, and i type that command each time it doesnt work and then it works again. I have no idea if it will work for you becuase your problem is slightly different from the one i used to have.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 07:04 AM   #5
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i doubt that'll be of any real use, wild stabs in the dark are seldom useful. Check the log files such as /var/log/XFree86.0.log, and try loading X from runlevel 3.

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Umm try this...

Cover the harddrive with raspberry jam. and perform ballet infront of the monitor.

i have no idea if it will help or not.

Last edited by acid_kewpie; 03-20-2002 at 07:11 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 07:18 AM   #6
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well, turns out RedHat assigned my main user 500 instead of 501 like mandrake did--i have set up a dual homedirectory (if you will--i have no idea what it would be called) and i couldnt even write to my home dir from the shell so i knew something had to do with permisssioons amnd such...

so i changed the user number from 500 to 501-it wouldnt let me do that, so i had to create a null account. then i was able to give my main user 501 then for whatever reason i could never login with the password even though it was correct... for now i just went ahead and created a different named user with its own home dir... anyone know why this happened?
 
Old 03-20-2002, 07:22 AM   #7
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ahh yeah, that's exactly the issue i had trying to share my email over NFS, in the end i did delete my mandrake account and create it again forcing the UID to 500. if you change the UID you'll then not own a single file in your own user directory, as rights are tied to the UID and not a username, for obvious reasons.
 
Old 03-20-2002, 07:36 AM   #8
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ok...it all makes sense.... itried to do the same with the email files and could never ever get it to work and always wondered why--now i get it...sometimes linux is just too secure
 
Old 03-20-2002, 08:55 AM   #9
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
Umm try this...

Cover the harddrive with raspberry jam. and perform ballet infront of the monitor.

i have no idea if it will help or not.

Or try waving a dead chicken over it.

Bert
 
  


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