Problem starting X as user

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Apr 4 03:37:18 UTC 2008

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Frank Wi?mann wrote:

> 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?

My user .xsession is:


# WB: allow other user to use X on localhost
xhost +localhost

exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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