Re: x won't start as a particular user. for other users works fine. what file is causing it? how to troubleshoot?
On 00:36 Tue 25 Aug , Emanoil Kotsev wrote:
> look in /tmp or /var/tmp
> delete related files and dirs belonging to the user and restart X.
> they probably killed the pc and it has some lock files around
> it's broken!
I agree that there is some file that is causing the problem, but I think it is in
/home/bill rather than in /tmp /var/tmp. I just deleted
rm -rf and thing owned my bill in those two driectories
and still no solution.
Recall that if I change the login directory to
/home/bill/temp in /etc/passwd
then bill can startx just as any other user can. it is only
from the /home/bill that x fails (silently :()
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