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RE: x won't start as a particular user. for other users works fine. what file is causing it? how to troubleshoot?



> From: Mitchell Laks [mailto:mlaks@post.harvard.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:48 PM
> 
> On 16:06 Tue 25 Aug     , Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 2009-08-25 15:58, Mitchell Laks wrote:
> > >On 19:20 Mon 24 Aug     , Ron Johnson wrote:
> > >>startx or gdm?
> > >
> > >i shut off gdm and am working with startx at the command line.
> > >:)
> >
> > Good for you!
> >
> > Have you tried "startx -- -v"?  It might not work, but couldn't hurt.
> >
> 
> i had tried that and it did not work.
> i was looking for the options of X itself...

Is there something in your ~/.xinitrc, ~/.Xsessionrc, or ~/.xserverrc file
causing startup to fail?

Have you looked for errors in the ~/.xsession-errors file?


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