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this is odd i rebooted after updating my gentoo system and loged in as a normal user, typed startx it starts up and crashes!! no error.. nothing it works perfectly ...
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- 05-07-2006 #1
oooooook........ X trobles
this is odd
i rebooted after updating my gentoo system and loged in as a normal user, typed startx it starts up and crashes!! no error.. nothing
it works perfectly as root or any other user BTW
- 05-07-2006 #2
did you update your kernel?
and if you did you remember to remerge the ati driver or nvidia drivers if you use them.
also if you have the "symlink" use flag you might be having a problem with your kernel symlink.
also did you run etc-update after you updated?
if you did do this maybe your xorg.conf got overwritten.
lastly any errors from
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | less
- 05-07-2006 #3Originally Posted by spencerf
no don't use special drivers
no i did not etc-update
no errors what so ever last messages is
"useing vt 7" then it starts X and shuts right back down
- 05-07-2006 #4
X works as other non root users aswell
- 05-08-2006 #5
very weird problem I can't really think of what would cause this for just one user and not globally except maybe if you ~/.xinitrc file somehow got overwritten or changed for the specific user that can't login. But I imagine you would receive error aboute "command not found" or something. But it's worth looking into it.
Also you could try the start command for your specific window manager/desktop environment
I would always run etc-update after you have done an
emerge --update --deep world
because new packages are emerged and if you don't update your config files you will have conflicts.
I'm assuming you run an update world since you said you just got done upating your system
- 05-08-2006 #6Originally Posted by spencerf
you win!! i was just on my way here to post that my ~/.xinitrc was corrupt somehow i looked at it and did not know why so i replaced it and im login into fluxbox as that vary user
- 05-08-2006 #7