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:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:14 PM
>> > Is there something in your ~/.xinitrc, ~/.Xsessionrc, or ~/.xserverrc
>> > 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
Arts_AudioManager Arts_PlayObjectFactory Arts_SoundServerV2
artsd-samples Arts_SimpleSoundServer kdeinit__0 KSMserver__0
Arts_MidiManager Arts_SoundServer kdeinit-:0
akregator background favicons help http kpc krun ksycoca ksycoca4
ksycoca4stamp ksycocastamp ldapkio
I personally had long time ago issue with ./.Xauthority ./.ICEauthority