[lug] Doh. Cannot start X

Anders Knudsen andersk at uswest.net
Sat Oct 7 19:10:01 MDT 2000

OK, I know this is a newbie type question. But...I've search the net 
(web and news), searched the mailing list archives, and I have yet 
to find a "good" answer to this. So...I'm hoping someone knows 
what causes this, and what I can do to mitigate.
Up until today, I have been able to "startx" on my RH6.2 box using 
my user account no prob. So...I was updating mysql, recompiling, 
and everythings looking OK. I reboot. I re log in. I type "startx" and 
I get:

Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console 
ownership?_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 
giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Now, WTF happened? I messed with some file perms in /var but 
changed them back thinking that maybe something there caused 
this to happen.
Right now, I can only do startx as root. Not funny :)

Confused, and needs some help/direction.


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