Problem starting X as user

Frank Wißmann frank.wissmann41 at
Thu Apr 3 20:30:00 UTC 2008

Roland Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 09:03:40PM +0200, Frank Wißmann wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Hope there's somebody out there who can help me with the following problem:
>> When I type "startx" as root all is coming up as expected, the X-Server and 
>> twm as WM. When I stop it, log in as a normal user and do the same there is 
>> only a grey screen with a mouse-cursor coming up and doing nothing until I 
>> kill the X-Server with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. On the original screen from 
>> which I tried to start is shown the following error message:
>> AUDIT: Thu Apr 3 20:34:48 2008 836 X: client 1 rejected from localhost (uid 
>> 1001)
>> Auth name: XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 ID: -1
>> Xlib: connection to "0:0" refused by server
>> Xlib: Protocol not supported by server
>> .xinitrc and .xsession both have the same contens "exec startxfce4" and the 
>> permissions "rwxr-xr-x".
>> Any thoughts please?
> Does the regular user have an ~/.Xauthority file? If not, you might have
> to create it with xauth(1), or copy it from the root user.
> Roland
Yes, there is one with the same permissions as the above mentioned files.



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