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Re: Nagging X problem



Just a guess -

Create a new user using the GUI method.  Then as root,
copy the entire directory and subdirectories to /root.
Make sure all files have chmod at root.root.  Sounds
like something is corrupt.  If this doesn't work,
reinstall.  

Steve


"Thomas E. Dukes" wrote:
> 
> >
> > On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 12:59, Thomas E. Dukes wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Sep 25, 2004 at 13:22, Thomas E. Dukes in a soothing
> > rage wrote:
> > > >
> > > > [...]
> > > > >
> > > > >Thanks,
> > > > >
> > > > >The video card is a matrox millenium g200.
> > > > >
> > > > >Here's the log. You asked for it.  :-)
> > > > [...]
> > > >
> > > > I only saw a couple of warnings in there. Since this worked with
> > > > inittab = 5, my guess is .xinitrc or .Xclients-default is
> > not set up
> > > > right. Please post those if you have them.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Thanks again!
> > >
> > > Yes it works fine in runlevel 5.  I did a locate for the 2
> > files you
> > > mentioned.  I don't have either of those files (anywhere).
> > >
> >
> > You should have a .Xauthority file.  Try renaming that then
> > try the startx command.
> 
> Hi Jeff!
> 
> Unfortunately, that didn't work either.  It seems to be the root account
> can't start X manually from runlevel 3 but can login as root under runlevel
> 5.
> 
> It has to be a file somewhere preventing this similar to root not being able
> to login via ftp.
> 
> Thanks!!
> 
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