Re: 1.5beta4 root and users

Dagmar d'Surreal (
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 13:24:05 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 26 Sep 1998, mdkirby wrote:

> I recently upgraded to 1.5beta4.rpm  from beta3.rpm and now I can only
> run afterstep as root.  Any time I run startx  non-root i am just
> returned to the prompt with no errors.  All libraries are current.
> I have even tried wiping out all afterstep entries and ran a clean
> install.  I have even recompiled the source.rpm and ran a clean install
> but no dice.  All permissions are set correctly and without any error
> messages I'm lost.
> Any help is greatly welcomed.

Try this... It will get you any and/or all error messages that get output
until X goes back down...

startx -- -bpp 16 > x11log.txt 2>&1

You can, of course, change the "-- -bpp 16" to 24 or whatever or just
leave it out if you use 8 bpp.