Repost re: non-root user startx problem

Subject: Repost re: non-root user startx problem
From: Sam Moore (
Date: Sat Jul 08 2000 - 14:11:49 MDT

Didn't get any response on this, so I thought I'd try again...

> Hi folks. This is probably real simple, but here goes...
> After upgrading to CS 1.2, I can't startx as anybody but root any more.
> I've read the instructions at
> which refer to "Xpmac-6.3" or "Xpmac-6.1"
> I don't have either of these at /usr/bin/X11, just a binary called "Xpmac"
> (actually it lives in /usr/X11R6/bin/, with a link back to /usr/bin). I've set
> permissions on this binary to 4511 as instructed, so that the owner "root"
> read and exec privileges, and the group "users" and "others" have exec
> privileges only. SetUID is on.
> Nonetheless, when I try to startx as anyone but root I get:
> Authentication failed - cannot start X server
> Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
> ::long pause::
> xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
> xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
> Any clues appreciated.
> thanks

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