Problem starting X as user

Frank Wißmann frank.wissmann41 at
Fri Apr 4 13:26:40 UTC 2008

Warren Block wrote:
> 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:
> #!/bin/sh
> # WB: allow other user to use X on localhost
> xhost +localhost
> exec /usr/local/bin/startxfce4
> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

There sure must be a problem with permissions. I can start the X-Server 
as "root" and execute "startxfce4" and it works fine, but there is no WM 
as a user. Where do I have to look?

Greetings Frank

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