Bug 13325 - authentication error running 'startx'
authentication error running 'startx'
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2000-07-02 01:26 EDT by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-03 01:10:02 EDT
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Description Jeremy Katz 2000-07-02 01:26:18 EDT
Using XFree86-4.0-29, I get the following error trying to run X as a normal
user (either with a 3.3.6 or a 4.0 server -- both use Xwrapper) 

	Authentication failed - cannot start X server.
	Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

PAM configuration for xserver looks sane to me and I've logged in as the
user on the console and /dev/console is writable, so I'm not sure how the
auth is failing.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2000-07-03 01:10:00 EDT
Fix as suggested by Hans de Goede on testers-list is to add
/etc/security/console.apps/xserver to the XFree86 rpm.  This does work to fix
the problem
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-03 01:22:42 EDT
Will be fixed in 0.30 and later builds. Thanks for the bug report!

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