FreeBSD 4.7 X issues - assistance req'd please | Unix Linux Forums | UNIX Desktop for Dummies Questions & Answers

  Go Back    


UNIX Desktop for Dummies Questions & Answers Discuss UNIX and Linux user interfaces like GNOME, KDE, CDE, and Open Office here. All UNIX and Linux Newbies Welcome !!

FreeBSD 4.7 X issues - assistance req'd please

UNIX Desktop for Dummies Questions & Answers


Tags
export display

Closed Thread    
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
    #1  
Old 02-03-2003
Calum Calum is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Last Activity: 10 March 2008, 1:19 PM EDT
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
FreeBSD 4.7 X issues - assistance req'd please

question:
i just installed FreeBSD 4.7 on my laptop, when i log in as root, i can startx no problem at all but when i try to start it as a user, i can't. otiginally it told me i needed to be a member of the group 'wheel' to do startx, no problem, added myself in /etc/group, but for some reason i still can't startx as a user.

edit: actually, i can't startx as root either now, and as far as i can tell, the only thing i changed in my XF86Config file was to change the mouse type from ps/2 to usb, and the curious thing is that my mouse now works (and has a 3d look graphical pointer!) in the text-only screen, and i can't startx (most confusing - how's it displaying the mouse pointer if there's no X?)

anyway, here's the error log of the user who cannot startx despite being a member of group 'wheel', I am not going to post the error log of the superuser X problem because i plan to fiddle more with the XF86Config file since i know that's where the problem lies (i think) and anyway, the error log for the superuser was huge..

Any help sorting this out will be much appreciated. Thanks muchly in advance.

Quote:
xauth: creating new authority file /home/calum/.Xauthority
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "list" command
xauth: creating new authority file /home/calum/.Xauthority
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "add" command
xauth: creating new authority file /home/calum/.Xauthority
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "list" command
xauth: creating new authority file /home/calum/.Xauthority
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "add" command


Fatal server error:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"


When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.

giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 61): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
xauth: creating new authority file /home/calum/.Xauthority
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "remove" command
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name ":0" in "remove" command
I presume it is a permissioning error of some kind, but i really don't know what it might be (being more a linux user).

edit: and not a very competent one either or i am sure i could spot what is going on pretty sharpish!
Sponsored Links
    #2  
Old 02-03-2003
Neo's Avatar
Neo Neo is offline Forum Staff  
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Last Activity: 22 September 2014, 6:57 AM EDT
Location: Asia pacific region
Posts: 13,022
Thanks: 521
Thanked 875 Times in 402 Posts
Try this (on the command line) and see if it helps:

DISPLAY=localhost:0.0; export DISPLAY
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

More UNIX and Linux Forum Topics You Might Find Helpful
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FreeBSD AMD NFS over TCP issues Esaia BSD 0 09-27-2011 03:41 AM
Using IP.Board on FreeBSD, having SQL/Apache Issues Dark Severance Web Programming 2 08-17-2009 05:23 PM
FreeBSD - Kernel Queries/Issues drbabbers BSD 3 11-04-2008 03:02 PM
Some FreeBSD issues cbkihong UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers 16 06-15-2003 02:06 AM
snort installation on freebsd issues xyyz UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users 13 02-09-2003 10:11 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 AM.