Hi. I already have AfterStep 1.7* installed. It is installed for an "ordinary" user -- not for root. Recently I tried to install it for another ordinary user as well. Although I did everything exactly the same way as I did when I first installed it for the first user, I couldn't install it for the second one. I used the latest rpm package from the AfterStep home page (I used this for both users) to replace the older AfterStep which comes preinstalled with Linux Mandrake (1.6 I think). For some reason my installation attempts seem to have disabled the Xwindows manager altogether for the second user. When I try to start Xwindows as this user I get a lot of error messages about ".Xauthority hostname lookup failure" and "timeout in locking authority file" -- but no Xwindows. I can't even su and start Xwindows as root if I su from being this user. If I do, I get a kind of "Xwindows" with only an "X" which I can move around the screen, but that is all. Since I can't reach any way to give commands I see no alternative at this stage but to use to power button to turn off the computer. This is less than completely satisfactory, and my question is therefore how I should go about to repair the damage I have done to the X configuration for the new user (or, alternatively, if it is better to just delete this new user, how I should go about to install AfterStep for two ordinary users on the same system). Thank you. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com -- This is the mailing list for the AfterStep Window Manager for X. To unsubscribe, type the following command at the prompt: echo "unsubscribe as-users <your_email> " | mail email@example.com. For more help on AfterStep, refer to the on-line documentation at http://www.afterstep.org.