The error I'm getting after quite some time is
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "[computername]:0" in "list" command
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "[computername]:0" in "add" command
Fatal server error:
Cannot open log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log"
When reporting problems....<blah-blah>
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "[computername]:0" in "remove" command
Having said all that,... X works under root. Beautifully. 1024x768 res 24
bit color, sound, everything... I even get the same message (up to the
<blah-blah) at first start when I run x from root but it starts up anyway.
So what am I missing? is it not working correctly under root either?
The properties on the /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 file the owner is user: root
and group: wheel. rwx pemissions for user, rx for group and rx for others.
Thanks again for all your help.
> > I gotten FreeBSD installed on my Dell C600 Laptop. I've gotten the Video
> > drivers configured correctly, and the sound card working (finally).
> Congratulations :-) Welcome to the club!
> > One real problem so far is that I've created a user account to log into
> > other that root, but when I try and startx while logged into this user
> > accout, I get a fatal server error. I have checked the /etc/group file
> > made sure the user is part of the wheel group and i can login su from
> > account, but still can't startx.
> Could you possibly tell us the error? There's many ways for an X server
> die. Perhaps you could also use a display manager, like wdm or xdm?
> # -- snip snip -- #
> > PS - Without starting a flame war, what are the advantages/diadvantages
> > running Linux vs BSD?
> You get a really stable and secure system which is licensed under the BSD
> licence as opposed to the GPL, but just happens to be a trifle more
> to learn.
> I think that's the easiest way to sum it all up?
> - Philip
> Philip Paeps
> The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the
> strong, but that's the way to bet.