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aldenfuchs 04-01-2005 01:20 AM

startx works for root but not users
Hi a am working with VMware 4.x and Redhat V9.x

I put the system into init 3 level till problem is fixed.

I like KDE so that is the default selected during the fresh install of RH9

startx works great when login is root

but when login as a user i created startx has the following errors:

Failed to set up write-combinign range 0xfa00000 etc..
startkde: starting up
Xlib extension "GLX" misssing on display ":0.0", etc...
startkde shuting down
X server shutting down

i can work but i find it somewhat dangerus and silly to use root account to have KDE... during the install i did not install Gnome

Alden :)

xstefanox 04-01-2005 02:12 AM

When I had problems with it, I used xhost to solve the problem.


# man xhost


aldenfuchs 04-01-2005 03:15 AM

hi xstefanox thanks tried it but that does not seem to fix the problem,,, i suspect that the video drver being picked by root is differnet than the user i am not sure that is possible but i am running out of ideas :)

aldenfuchs 04-01-2005 11:28 AM

hi Guys i started root and used the admin tool to make a new user and that new user works,, so somthing is messed up in the configuration but the workaround to creat a new user works well enough for now :) thanks to the people in this forum. Alden

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