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    user cannot start gnome


    As root I can start gnome but as regular user xterm starts. Any help appreciated
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    If you are logging in from the CLI, try the following as a normal user
    Code:
    $echo "exec gnome-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
    $startx
    If using GDM, select GNOME as the session for the normal user.

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    I had already uncomment "exec gnome-session" and still regular user could not start gnome with startx. Now I use gdm to login as a user without problems

    PS: I cannot login with gdm as root
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    PS: I cannot login with gdm as root
    I suspect you could run gdmsetup and enable root logins but I personally don't see any need for it since you can do admin tasks as root via your normal user account.

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    I had this same problem. It seemed to be a problem with gnome, not Xorg. I had to reinstall, but I'm sure that there is a way to fix it. I'm interested in the answer.

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