Newbie startx problem

Newbie startx problem

Post by Byungsung C » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I have a problem starting X as a normal user.

 X starts ok as a root though (both when I login as root or login as
user account and do 'su'.) I cannot figure out why startx fails only
when loggin with user account. Can somebody please help? I don't want
to login as root every time. Would it possibly realated to access mode
of some file?

The following is the error message when I typed in
"startx -- -bpp 16". I installed Redhat 5.0.

error mesg:

  _XSERVTransSocketUNIXCreateListner: ...SocketCreateListner() failed
  _XSERVTransAllCOTSServerListners: server already running

Fatal server error:
Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't
already running.

Thanks in advance,

Byungsung Cho


1. Newbie startx problem: can't load library ''

: ..... XFree86 version before reinstalling 3.2A).  From the
: command line, I can type 'X' and get a graphical display.  But when I
: run startx, I get the same display as when I type 'X', but it dies
: after a few seconds and comes back to the text mode prompt.  I'm doing
: this as root.  In my home (/root) directory, I stumbled upon a file
: called .xsession-errors with the contents:

: /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm: can't load library ''

: Using find / -name -print, I verified that the file is not
: present on my machine.  I'm assuming this is the source of my problem.
: Can someone point me to where I might find this file?

You SHOULD have this. Whether or not it can be found is another
question. '' should be in either (I don't recall exactly)
'/usr/X11R6/lib' or in '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11'.

For this to be found, it has be under '/usr/lib'. I believe that
'/usr/lib/X11' is the exact subdirectory. The way to fix this is
to create a symbolic link using the following command from the
subdirectory '/usr/lib':

        ln -s ../X11R6/lib/X11 X11

I had a similar problem with X11 header files while trying to
compile GIMP this afternoon. The symbolic link pointing from
'/usr/X11R6/include/X11' to '/usr/include/X11' was missing
from a Red Hat 4.1 installation (Actually, a Cheap Bytes
knock-off of RH4.1) that I had just set up.


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