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When I configure Xorg (using xorgconfig) for Gnome in root, Gnome works fine... in root. When I start Gnome (startx) in a subaccount my monitor complains "out of range". My ...
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    xorgconfig not affecting gnome in sub-account


    When I configure Xorg (using xorgconfig) for Gnome in root, Gnome works fine... in root. When I start Gnome (startx) in a subaccount my monitor complains "out of range". My Xorg config file in /etc/X11/ looks okay too.

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    So are you restarting the X-Server and logging into gnome again as root?

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    actually Gnome is fine in root, its the sub accounts that won't work right. its like the configuration never never happened when I use a sub-account instead of root.

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    but when you edit xorgconfig, do you log out and back in as root?

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    I was only able to edit it in root, as the file permissions did not allow my sub account to modify the config files. The most recent thing I tried was setting everything in /etc/X11 as read/write/execute for all. That was I could run xorgconfig as my sub account, but that didn't work either.

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    You're not getting my point. You said that Gnome works fine in root. When it works fine in root, is that before or after you restart X?

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    I never specifically sent a restart x command, but I have restarted the computer. In that case, it works both before and after, in root.

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    you keep saying subuser. i'm assuming this means non-root users?

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    that's right. thanks for all your help with this so far.

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    Do you think you could post your Xorg.conf file here?

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