Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2110
XFree86-126.96.36.199-40 fails to start
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
When attempting to start XFree86-188.8.131.52-40 I get the following
message from Xwrapper
(all packages including pam have been upgraded to 5.9.7b)
fixed by renaming /etc/pam.d/X to /etc/pamd/x and adding
I ran into this problem as well. It's caused by Xwrapper looking
for /etc/pam.d/x and not finding it because the file which was
installed is /etc/pam.d/X (note upper csae versus lower case).
A workaround isto install a symlink /etc/pam.d/x -> X
now you will be able to run startx as root, but attempts to run startx
as non-rooto will still file, because apparently pam_console.so isn't
working. (I will file a separate bug report for that.) Workaround
for this problem is to insert a line in /etc/pam.d/X which reads:
auth sufficient /lib/security/pam_permit.so
See bug #2114 for more info about the pam_console problem
Actually touch /etc/security/console.apps/x makes it work
even for normal users. If I understood correctly, everything
pam_console handles needs to have an entry in that directory.
Fixed in -41 -- -40 was only meant for our internal testing of
this new functionality. "xserver" is the new service name. I
simply forgot that PAM lowercased everything and forgot to add
the console.perms file.