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PAM authentication failed,help

Last post: Thursday, August 7, 2003 1:09 PM by zsg, 4 reply

 
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 12:21 PM - zsg

PAM authentication failed,help

 
Hi, I can start the kde in the Xstart through the ssh protocol. But i can successfully start kde only by root! when i want to run startx by normal user, i get the error:

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PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
Perhaps you do not have console ownership?


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giving up.
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console


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who can tell me how to run kde/gnome by normal usr?
thanks!
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 1:19 PM - Sarah

Re: PAM authentication failed,help

 
Try to run "startkde", not "startx". The "startx" command shouldn't be executed in remote terminals.
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 2:31 PM - zsg

Re: Re: PAM authentication failed,help

 
thank u very much, startkde can run successfully!

but, how to run startx for open the Gnome or other wm?

thanks!!!!
Wednesday, August 6, 2003 2:41 PM - Brian

Re: Re: Re: PAM authentication failed,help

 
Try to run 'gnome-session' for gnome and 'Xsession' for CDE.

Thursday, August 7, 2003 1:09 PM - zsg

Re: Re: Re: Re: PAM authentication failed,help

 
thanks!!

i will find out the command of fvwm by myself. :)
DO not so lazy...


thansk you for your answers!