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Thread: Cannot user startx with newly created user

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Cannot user startx with newly created user

    I have bt3f installed on a usb flash drive and I booted it up with the compiz options as root. I did adduser and filled all the information out and then i logged out of my root session. After I entered my user name and password for the user I just created I used the startx command which gave me the following error message.

    xauth: creating new authority file /home/zero/.serverauth.10657

    Fatal server error:
    Cannot move old log file ("/var/log/Xorg.0.log" to "var/log/Xorg.0.log.old"

    giving up.
    xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to x server
    xinit: No such process (errno 3): server error

    It then returns me to the prompt.
    It seems as though I'm only aloud to use startx with root.
    Any ideas as to what's wrong? I also notice when I logout with compiz on that it prints a whole bunch of garbage before it gives me the login prompt.
    I have also tried this without compiz and it still does the same thing.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  2. #2
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008


    I'm a moron. This is the BT3 support forum. Having the same exact issue on BT2. I'll go post in the right place. I'm sure we just need to fix some permissions.

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