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Re: i can't _startx_ to enter graphic mode

From: David Walter
Subject: Re: i can't _startx_ to enter graphic mode
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 12:04:16 -0400
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Manu Valderrama <> writes:

> # chown root /tmp/.X11-unix
> # chgrp root /tmp/X11-unix
> since is what startx is complaining about
> ( X:/tmp/.X11-unix has suspicious ownership (not root:root),aborting. ).
> In the past I had this same problem ( with my old G1, sigh! ),
> but actually not. I'm curious them to know what hurd CD set
> has give you this problem.
> The bad thing is that this "solution" must be applied
> after the first failed startx, then chown and chroot again,
> and after that startx again. Not very nice, but maybe it
> would work.

Doesn't xinit bypass this problem?

Using xinit has been working for me instead of startx.

But, is he still going to run into an auth problem where you need root
priviledges?  Unless you run:

              addauth --user=utmp

Is this a problem with the current state of the distribution?

The symptom  of that problem was not   being able to  start additional
programs under X once it is running.

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