Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
I used startx to start X Window. It gave a message that I was running the session as a previeged user and all the stuff about security risks. Anyways I ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined! Goldenstallion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hyderabad,India
    Posts
    4

    Problem Loading X Window


    I used startx to start X Window. It gave a message that I was running the session as a previeged user and all the stuff about security risks. Anyways I was logged in as su.........I selected continue............and then it all froze..........I waited for a along time but nothing worked......I had to force switch off my laptop. I don't think I have a memory problem as I have 2 GB of RAM. Please help me out.
    P.S.: I am a Mint user.

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Harrow, UK
    Posts
    1,257
    It's a very bad idea to run startx as root. Do you get the same problem when you run it as an ordinary user?
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
    www.hrussman.entadsl.com

  3. #3
    oz
    oz is offline
    forum.guy
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    arch linux
    Posts
    18,733
    Welcome to the forums!

    Some distros disable logging into the GUI as root user, and for good reason. You should only log into the GUI as a regular user and then you can use su or sudo to run any needed administrative tasks.
    oz

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Just Joined! Goldenstallion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hyderabad,India
    Posts
    4
    I have been trying that only
    Anyways I'll try again
    Thanks hazel and ozar

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •