Slackware :: Slack 13.x: Cannot Startx As Any User Except Root?

May 27, 2010

Just installed Slack-13.1 and it looks really good. At least as root. Problem is, I create a normal user, and when I log in as the user, startx just gives me a black screen.

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Slackware :: Startx--insconsistent Execution, Except As Root?

Jun 30, 2010

Whenever I try to run startx as a regular user it sometimes executes and at other times it fails. I have to manually restart my machine. When it does execute, the window manager loads, but eventually freezes, and again, I have to reboot.

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Slackware :: Can't Startx Using Ordinary User

Sep 13, 2010

i've added a user using

useradd turf passwd turf and so on.. after loggin, i can't startx..

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Slackware :: Slack 13.37 32 Bit Bad Graphics For Ordinary User?

Apr 29, 2011

Have got slow bumpy - slow to load -slow to refresh graphics. Also noticed that when inittab 3 and doing a non graphical login for user startx wont work. Something about fbdev not loading.

logining in via kdm works for user. have tried placing an xorg.conf into /etc/X11 with what used to be ok for user to have using an radeon hd 2400 pcie graphic card. Also placed a file into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/100-dri.conf again with what used to work to get dri working. Is it me or is slackware graphics gone down hill since 13.0?

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Slackware :: Set Default User And/or Password In Console Login, Automate Startx?

Jun 23, 2010

- is there a way to set the default user in console login so that all needed is to press enter(or event without it) to be able to input the password for that user - also is it possible to console login without password, by just inputting user name and pressing enter how to put startx for that user right on login, so that the user doesn't input the command manually

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Slackware :: Is There Something Seriously Changed From Slack 10 To Slack 13.1 ?

Apr 18, 2011

I have just reinstalled slackware on my old p4 3.2 box clean install formatted hard drive no other packages there something seriously changed from slack 10 to slack 13.1 ?? or do i suffer from C.R.S ( cant remember s***)

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Slackware :: Failed To Initialize NVIDIA Graphics Device On Startx With Slackware 13.1

Aug 24, 2010

I installed slackware 13.1 x86_64 bit with multilib, and its been about a month already, I'm really enjoying slackware but I am being troubled with my nvidia card, and I need to get my 3D acceleration working. And I've been looking around the net for information and kept on trying to make my nvidia card to work but to no avail. I cant get X to start, once I put in a xorg.conf stating to use the nvidia card. After troubleshooting for almost 2 weeks and now at my wits end, I now come humbly looking for help in linuxquestions slackware community forum.I've installed nvidia 64 bit kernel, drivers from slackbuilds (version 256.44). The laptop model I'm trying to get it working is an -ASUS K52J Intel Core i3 2.40Ghz with 2GB RAM and with an Nvidia Geforce 310M with 1GB dedicated VRAM.

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Slackware :: KDE Desktop Freezing On Root User / Fix It?

May 18, 2011

I recently ran into a problem with my install. I accidentally messed with the bottom panel in my KDE on my root account. This caused my desktop to freeze up. Every time I attempt to restart into my root, it loads, but is completely frozen. Is there some way I can overwrite my KDE config files without starting X server or from a standard user account?

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Slackware :: Mount - Shutdown As Non Root User

Jun 5, 2010

What if I want to install Slackware for my parents so then I no longer have to get rid of virus and malware for them. Is there way so they never have to log on as root? Any way to access CD's and to shutdown computer? I only know how to do those things as root.

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Slackware :: Running Root Commands As User?

Nov 7, 2009

After a few hours work I have managed to set up pptd so that my daughter can log into her account at Imperial College. My problem now is that I need to have a script that she can run if she wants to log in. She will have to invoke a couple of root commands and I do not want to give her the root password What she needs to do to set up networking is:


pppd call imperial dump debug logfd 2 nodetach require-mppe
/sbin/ip route add default dev ppp0

How can I enable things so that she can run this script as user?

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Slackware :: Touchpad Not Working In X For Non-root User?

Jan 2, 2011

Just recently discovered that for a non-root user the touchpad on my Acer laptop ( Aspire 5720z fyi ) isn't working in X ( KDE or XFCE ). It does work in in tty (at login) and for root it works in both environments.

I'm running 13.1 x64 on it, with the normal security patches via slackpkg. Didn't notice before since I normally use a mouse (and thus I do like the touchpad being disabled so I don't 'tap' away the cursur while typing).

With the recent holidays (with family visits and all) I took the laptop on my lap,.and voila: no trackpad movement.. I did some searching allready, but this problem seems to be solved since a while, and isn't supposed to be in 13.1

FROM RELEASE NOTES Piter Punk for udev and slackpkg work, updating the shadow password system, writing the initial patch for polkit to use a shadow authentication backend so we could consider using KDE 4.4.3, and making tap-to-click work with Synaptics touchpads out-of-the-box,)


/etc/modprobe.d/psmouse(.conf) allready has this commented line:
#options psmouse proto=imps

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Slackware :: Cli Php Missing Modules As Regular User But Not As Root?

Sep 9, 2010

My cli php is missing modules as regular user but not as root. In particular, mysql is missing... which is how I came across this issue. I'm running Slack 12.2 w/ php 5.2.14, standard Slack packages. As a normal unprivileged user:

-> whoami ; php -v ; php -m |wc -l ; php -m |grep mysql
PHP 5.2.14 (cli) (built: Aug 25 2010 15:17:31)
Copyright (c) 1997-2010 The PHP Group


I've tried reinstalling php and it made no difference. php.ini is not to blame. I've Google'd this to death, no luck.

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Slackware :: Running Set Less As User Reveals Root Password?

Mar 26, 2011

When I run set | less as a user, my root password is displayed in the last line of rules.

*******<-----Root Password.


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Slackware :: 13.1 Runs Fine As Root, Crashes When Run As User?

Jun 26, 2010

I have had slack 12 on this computer for quite a while with never a problem. Slack 13.1 was installed a few weeks ago without a problem, it seems to run forever as long as it is root. When I go to user it will crash 2 or 3 times a day. When it crashes it is a total lockup that only the off/on switch will reset it. There is no certain time or thing that causes it, it will just lockup while surfing using the command line switching or opening a new le. Any suggestions will be appreciated! I have googled and searched with no info found.I do have 13.1 on another computer that works fine, it has an nvidea video card in it and it is 64 bit.

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Slackware :: Managed USB Pen-drive As Root But Cant Do It As A Normal User?

Apr 28, 2010

I am using Slackware 13.0 and i have managed to work with my USB pen-drive as root but i cannot do it as a normal user.

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Slackware :: VirtualBox Stopped Working For Non Root User After Updates

Oct 21, 2010

I haven't used my VB for a few weeks however all of a sudden it refuses to work for my normal non-root user. It's almost as if it can't find libraries in the /opt/VirtualBox directory. Initially it refused to start completely so I linked the required libs into /usr/lib64 ( yip real hack. Then it started but a vm would not start, and comes up with an error about a missing lib again which is definitely there. My non-root user is in the vb group and nothing besides system updates has changed. vb 3.2.10 slack64-current.

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Slackware :: Root User Can Not Change The Ownership Of A Hard Drive?

Apr 22, 2010

I have Slackware 12.2 installed on my computer, as well as a Windows Xp. I have a hard drive named '/fat-d', which is formatted to be 'fat' and is normally used under XP. This drive can also be accessed under Slackware, both as root and the normal user.I can not write to the directory '/fat-d' when I am not root, it is normal since 'ls -l' shows that its owner is root and other users have no permission to write. The problem is that, when I tried (as root) to change the owner to the normal user:# chown [normal_user_name] /fat-dI got an error: chown: changing ownership of '/fat-d/':Operation not permittedBut how can the root have no permission to change the owner?

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Slackware :: Use The Command Startx Slackware Goes To Kde But When Use X Deos Not?

Jul 23, 2011

when i use the command startx my slackware goes to kde but when use X deos not. what is X command or whow i can make my X open kde with it

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Slackware :: Failed To Run * As User Root, The Gksu-run-helper Program Is Not Found Or Is Not Executable

Jul 14, 2010

error message


"failed to run * as user root, the gksu-run-helper program is not found or is not executable"

Tried googling and checking threads at LQ didnt find a solution or another instance running slackware64 current.. everything built fine, tried and everythings executable...I also have Alien's multilib installed, with only firefox and flashplugin as 32bit, everything else 64bit. I can't open any apps as root by normal user

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Server :: Cannot Startx By User Account Oracle?

Feb 3, 2010

Startx by non-root user account in red hat linux kernel 2.6. How can I use the command "startx" by other user account such as "oracle"? I cannot startx by user account oracle?

[oracle@localhost ~]$ startx

Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at [URL] for help.
[1]+ Stopped startx
[oracle@localhost ~]$

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Software :: Change A Process Running In Root-user To Non-root User ?

Oct 28, 2009

Is It possible to change a process running in root-user to non-root-user by setting suid / uid / euid / gid etc... I so please instruct how, when and wat to set in order to change a process running in root-user to non-root user

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Slackware :: Cannot Shutdown Slack 13.1

Apr 18, 2011

I've install Slackware 13.1 and i cannot shutdown my PC. The shut down process stop while trying to run PCMCIA module.

This is the first time that happens.

From Hardware point of view , i didn't do anything at all (if that helps).

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Slackware :: Upgraded Php To 5.3.x In Slack 13.1?

Dec 23, 2010

Anyone upgraded php to 5.3.x in slack 13.1?
Could you please share the slackbuild?

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Slackware :: Slack 13.7 KDE Seems Hanged?

Jul 2, 2011

I installed a slack 13.7 on an old laptop. KDE was set as default desktop. then I login and run startx and I saw KDE first screen display. after that I saw blank screen with a mouse on it. Then it stayed there and it seems try read some in my harddisk since the persistent harddisk light.

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Slackware :: Slack Won't Go To Sleep

May 2, 2011

When I try to put slackware to sleep or have it hibernate the system simply sits with a black screen. Normally it would do this for a short period of time immediately before the actual sleep state (screen powered off, croissant light on) is entered, but currently it does it indefinitely. My sleep USED to work just fine, it broke after some unclean shutdown or another, basically I just want to know what I can try resetting to try to get it back to normal.

Slackware64 13.1, running on thinkpad X61.

EDIT: Of course the second I make the post I think of trying to sleep/hibernate from the command line instead of through X/GDM (Gnome SlackBuild). That works.

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Slackware :: Upgrading Slack From 13.1 To 13.37?

May 2, 2011

I have some doubts about the official Pat's upgrading procedure. In the UPGRADE.TXT file, one of the stepts says:

upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z What does --install-new mean? Pkgs I have no installed on my 13.1 will be installed on the 13.37 upgrade? For example, I did not installed KDE on 13.1. Will be installed when upgrade? - What about third party pkgs? Slacky,, compiled by myself. Should I remove them before upgrading slack?

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Slackware :: Why There Are No Smp Kernels On 64 Bit Slack

Sep 1, 2010

Does it mean that a 64 bit version is not multi-core?

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Slackware :: Run Startx Only Getting Black Screen

Apr 28, 2011

I did a fresh install of Slackware64 13.37. All went well. I download the latest Ati video drivers, 11.4, and build the slackware package. Install, and run aticonfig --initial all good. But when I run startx I only get a black screen

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Slackware :: SlackPKG Upgrade And No StartX

Mar 3, 2010

I'm running Slackware current, and just did a slackpkg upgrade. I can't startx. I get the following:
FATAL: Error inserting i915 (/lib/modules/2.6.33-smp/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko): Invalid module format
(EE) intel(0): No kernel mode setting driver detected.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

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Debian Multimedia :: How To Launch Desktop By Startx As Normal User

Jan 27, 2016

As a long time FreeBSD user, I consider give Debian a try upon the arrival of my new laptop. However, seems I couldn't launch desktop environment by simply typing startx on console as on FreeBSD. I can start desktop through a display manager like lightdm on Stretch, which is quite easy and straightforward, but I still prefer the "startx way".

I setup Debian Stretch on Virtualbox (4.3.43) using official debian-installer, login as a normal user, and install xfce4 via Code: Select allsudo apt-get install xfce4. The installation of xfce4 was very fast and it also introduced xorg related packages here. Then I edit my $HOME/.xinitrc as follows:

Code: Select allexec startxfce4

I typed startx to expect Xfce desktop but got the errors complained instead: [URL]....

while the xorg.0.log had the following contents: [URL]....

So, I failed to start xfce4 by startx as a normal user and had to install and start lightdm to go into desktop, but when I login as root, it worked and launched Xfce4 by startx without any problem. I couldn't figure it out now.

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