Re: Can't login... need help
Still no luck. I received the same error message. Here is what I did:
as root I typed /etc/init.d/gdm stop
it looked like it shutdown but then automatically restarted. But when
I listed the processes it didn't come up.
$ps ax | grep gdm
I'm not sure what OS version I'm running. How can find out? The OS
was installed about a month ago.
On Nov 28, 2005, at 11:37 AM, Antony Gelberg wrote:
Paul Ravish wrote:
I logged in as root and typed "startx". This seemed to work as it
me to roots desktop.
When I logged in as me (paul) and I typed "startx" I received the
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /home/paul/.Xauthority
Please don't cc me, I read the list. Don't run X as root.
I suspect the above error comes from the running gdm. So as root,
/etc/init.d/gdm stop. ps ax |grep gdm to ensure that it's dead. Then
try the startx again. Are you running sarge?
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