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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?

Kevin Ross wrote:

>> From: JoeHill [mailto:joehill@teksavvy.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:14 PM
>> > Is there something in your ~/.xinitrc, ~/.Xsessionrc, or ~/.xserverrc
>> file
>> > causing startup to fail?
>> >
>> > Have you looked for errors in the ~/.xsession-errors file?
>> Okay, c'mon, did you read his original post? I mean, really:
>> "I looked for .xinitrc .xsession files .xsession-error  files etc.
>> I looked in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file and no information..."
> Actually I read every post in this thread, and by the time I got to the
> last post, I forgot that detail from the first post, since it was never
> mentioned again.
> Sorry for the extra line noise.  Move along, nothing to see here...
> -- Kevin

there are few symbolic links to sockets in your home

like .DCOPserver* also ./.Xauthority ./.ICEauthority

I don't think the kids had root access to mess up that much, so the issue is
at user level. 

Are you using kde or gnome ... look in their directories. for me in .kde

ls .kde/tmp*
ksycoca  us..xkm

ls .kde/sock*
Arts_AudioManager  Arts_PlayObjectFactory  Arts_SoundServerV2 
klauncherZoDbEb.slave-socket  secret-cookie
artsd-samples      Arts_SimpleSoundServer  kdeinit__0          KSMserver__0
Arts_MidiManager   Arts_SoundServer        kdeinit-:0         

ls .kde/cache-*
akregator  background  favicons  help  http  kpc  krun  ksycoca  ksycoca4 
ksycoca4stamp  ksycocastamp  ldapkio

I personally had long time ago issue with ./.Xauthority ./.ICEauthority


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