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but when i reboot I don't get a GUI... I can't ssh into the computer, or ping it... So I fiddled around with the sudoers file to make sure I had sudo access (which I now do), but I still can't issue the startx command as a non-root user KissellFebruary 23rd, 2012, 11:40 PMAfter reboot it doesn't go to the GUI... http://ecoflashapps.com/cannot-move/cannot-move-old-log-file-var-log-xorg-0-log-to-var-log-xorg-0-log-old.html

Do you have proprietary or free drivers? Can't startx User Name Remember Me? Reload to refresh your session. As much as you hate, if in fact hp with chip, I would recommend a clean install. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=134148

The command is 'useradd'. so i'm hoping someone can help me get this all back to normal this is what happens Code: startx xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2959 Fatal server error: Cannot open log Thank you, smudge! I was hoping someone could help me fix this so I wouldn't have to reformat.

Are you new to LinuxQuestions.org? maybe not... I CAN log in as root via startx, so it must be a permissions thing, but not sure what. I just used the defaults.

This sounds like an integrated graphics? sunfromhereFebruary 23rd, 2012, 11:35 PMIt's an ATI Radeon card... 4550 HD i think... xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error. using the --force parameter...

If *nothing* works, you could try `telinit 1` as root, then login as root, insert your Slackware 12.1 (actually, browsing through your posts, you haven't even TOLD US which Slackware version Maybe I'll find out how to fix it later. CTRL-ALT-F# doesn't work, or at least it doesn't display anything... shadowsnipes View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by shadowsnipes 05-25-2008, 06:58 PM #6 STARHARVEST Member Registered: Nov 2005 Location: Russia,

But I can't think of any reason this would have happened... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/x11-royally-screwed-up-permissions-can't-startx-644691/ When I try to run "startx" as my regular user I get an error. You can do so as root. Topics: Active | Unanswered Index »Newbie Corner »[SOLVED] Sudo and seteuid issues Pages: 1 #1 2012-01-22 19:37:52 cubisttriangle Member Registered: 2012-01-22 Posts: 11 [SOLVED] Sudo and seteuid issues A couple of

Running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. his comment is here For instance, if you install a package without read perms on /etc then nobody but root could even login. This method has been deprecated for years in favor of using a display manager. You signed in with another tab or window.

so that's a huge victory. henrywright commented Jan 10, 2016 Thanks @divx118, restarting did the trick. obviously those were not commands for ubuntu 11.10. this contact form but I can switch to a login with CTRL-ALT-F1 and now I can start X as my normal user.

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While 'startx' works when I'm logged in as root, I get an error message when I'm logged in as an ordinary user. "Fatal server error: Cannot move old log file ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" I just used the defaults. Many thanks Reply With Quote « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.icio.us StumbleUpon Google Facebook Twitter Posting Permissions You may not post new threads You may not dpkg-reconfigure was giving errors because my working directory no longer existed after the purge...

everything looks good now. To solve this issue, in a crosh shell use sudo rm /tmp/Xorg.crouton.1.log then try again, or you can just restart your chromebook that will also clear the /tmp folder. I suspect it has something to do with the seteuid error, but I don't know what to do about it. navigate here Format For Printing -XML -Clone This Bug -Top of page Home | New | Browse | Search | [?] | Reports | Requests | Help | NewAccount | Log In [x]

Forum Forum Home New Posts FAQ Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts View Site Leaders Advanced Search Forum OLD Archives OLD BackTrack 3 Final OLD BT3final Support Also make sure that the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log exists, and its permissions are readable and writable by root. (They should probably be "-rw-r--r--", owned by the root user and the group "users".) KissellFebruary 23rd, 2012, 11:34 PMoh wait... cannot move old logfile Posted: June 19, 2008 in Linux Tags: BackTrack 3 Beta 2 It seems that chmod +s can make a difference on non root user login in BT3

Thanks for the support please_try_again! I've been getting the following errors when trying to run startx as normal user on Fedora core 6:fedora-laptop login: bennyPassword:Last login: Tue Dec 12 19:25:19 on tty3[[email protected] ~]$ startxxauth: creating new thanks scybord View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by scybord Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Search this Try switching temporarily to a new one using `xwmconfig` and seeing if it's WM/DE-specific.

I can't ssh into the computer, or ping it... xinit: giving up xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused xinit: server error ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- xinit failed. /usr/bin/Xorg is not setuid, maybe that's the reason? The system still does not start X on startup, but doing it by hand I got a black screen (that's progress, right?). You might have another problem though.

I have NEVER started X as root. Main Menu LQ Calendar LQ Rules LQ Sitemap Site FAQ View New Posts View Latest Posts Zero Reply Threads LQ Wiki Most Wanted Jeremy's Blog Report LQ Bug Syndicate Latest The problem is with the permissions on /usr/X11R6/bin/XorgDoing this $ chmod u+s /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorgand confirming /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg file owner as root.root will do the trick.Now... no mouse, no background...

Perhaps this got all screwed up because you installed a package with bad perms. Personal Open source Business Explore Sign up Sign in Pricing Blog Support Search GitHub This repository Watch 348 Star 4,825 Fork 634 dnschneid/crouton Code Issues 424 Pull requests 11 Projects Results 1 to 8 of 8 Thread: x server start fails Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode so here's the current Xorg.0.log: [ 72.089] X.Org X Server 1.9.3 Release Date: 2010-12-13 [ 72.089] X Pr - Pastebin.com Could the problem be (line 293) "The PCI device 0x10de06e4 (GeForce

sunfromhereFebruary 23rd, 2012, 10:54 PMWhat graphics card do you have? Thanks in advance.