RE: Can only run X as root
George R hat gesagt: // George R wrote:
> Well, I managed to get X to run, but only as root. I've read manpages
> and howto's until my eyes have crossed.
> When I try xdm as a user I get the message only root wants to run xdm.
> If I try startx I get a message unable to open consol.
> I've checked X, xdm, and startx all three are -rwxr-xr-x. I know I've
> overlooked something small. After the bazzillionth time trying this
> half way there.
Well, according to /usr/doc/X11/README.Debian
"/etc/X11/Xserver has two important lines. The first line indicates
which X server to run. The second line consists of one of the
following words: RootOnly, Console, Anybody.
RootOnly means that only root is allowed to run the X server.
Console means that anybody who is logged in on the console is allowed
run the X server.
Anybody means that anybody is allowed to run the X server."
/etc/X11/Xserver would be the place to look. I think mine defaulted to
console, but I have it automagicly start xdm, so I'm not sure...
Unsubscribe? mail -s unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.org < /dev/null