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    Default Why does startx command run Fluxbox in my Backtrack2?

    Hello, I have experienced this problem after I use flux command to see what fluxbox looks like. After that I reboot my backtrack 2 (installed in my HD), and I want run KDE, so I type startx and it still run fluxbox, I reboot several times, startx can't run KDE. What should I do?

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    Try to run startkde from the commandline.
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    It doesn't work. When I run startkde, there are some errors which I forgot (I just remember "couldn't connect to X server", and some errors are related to kdesplash, kdeinit). Then back to main screen (I don't know what name for this screen, after you login as root) again.

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    Well without the proper error messages it's hard to give you any more answers.

    Not sure what you exactly did but that is not a normal behaviour.
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    Ok, this the error message:

    xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
    can't open display (null)
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
    can't open display
    startkde: startingup.....
    ksplash: can't connect to X server
    kdeinit: aborting, $DISPLAY is not set
    warning: connect() failed: :connection refused
    ksmserver: can't connect to X server
    ERROR: couldn't attach to DCOP server
    startkde: shutting down
    warning: connect() failed: :connection refused
    ERROR: can't contact kdeinit!
    unix_connect: can't connect to server (Unix: /tmp/ksocket-root/btexample.net-14b5-47d836e7)
    startkde: running shutdown scripts....
    startkde: done

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost_87 View Post
    Ok, this the error message:

    xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
    can't open display (null)
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xset: unable to open display ""
    xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
    can't open display
    startkde: startingup.....
    ksplash: can't connect to X server
    kdeinit: aborting, $DISPLAY is not set
    warning: connect() failed: :connection refused
    ksmserver: can't connect to X server
    ERROR: couldn't attach to DCOP server
    startkde: shutting down
    warning: connect() failed: :connection refused
    ERROR: can't contact kdeinit!
    unix_connect: can't connect to server (Unix: /tmp/ksocket-root/btexample.net-14b5-47d836e7)
    startkde: running shutdown scripts....
    startkde: done
    in bt3final or some version , I think they do that for you since root user does not usually works with graphic interface. Let add a new user and use it.
    or try this:
    Code:
    mv .kde kde
    then run startx
    if it's still not working, try
    Code:
    mv .fluxbox fluxbox
    after all, I think creating a new user is the best way to go.

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    I've had the same problem with BackTrack3 Final HD installation. Once I typed "flux" to start the fluxbox I can type "startx" as often as I want and the command starts the fluxbox. I've solved this problem via a reinstallation of BackTrack3.

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    I got the same problem

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