SLIM: fail to start session (windowmaker, e17, etc..) as user root works.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 23, 2010
Ok, I decided to be bold and try arch linux, so I got everything set up and running to my liking using SLIM display manager and a small selection of lightweight desktop managers (I adore windowmaker btw) now I'm dealing with a little problem here. Using slim I am able to log on as root with no probs at all but when I try to log in as user it just stalls, and returns back to login. I have assigned 'user' to the following groups hoping it might solve this: user, bin, disk, net, http, audio, video, games, wheel (dunno what else but that pretty much sums it up.) But it still doesn't work !? What's going on? How can I fix that?
dunno if that helps it but here's my slim.conf and xinitrc:
Failed to run/usr/bin/xterminalemulator as user root
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 21, 2008
I have installed Debian version 4 last week and it worked fine until today. I played around at the command line and when I rebooted I could not log on any more with the root user name. It comes up with the error message
Failed to run/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator as user root
"Failed to run (application) as user root."
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 24, 2011
I've recently come across issues I don't remember having in the past.
(1) When trying to run certain applications from the "Application" menu, I get feedback of the following sort (imagewriter is just an example):
Failed to run imagewriter as user root.
The underlying authorization mechanism (sudo) does not allow you to run this program. Contact the system administrator.
(2) When trying to run from the command line (sudo imagewrite), I hear:
(name) is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
(3) When trying to go to certain options in the Administration menu (e.g., "Software sources"), I get the same feedback as in (1).
I have no trouble switching to su privileges on the command line, or between the users I created.
What is going on? What do I need to do to make this go away? Many thanks.
Fail to start KDE as USER
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 3, 2004
My PC started KDE at boot without problem before. Now for unknow reason KDE fails to start
Booting to TEXT mode (init5).
Login as USER
GNOME started automatically not Xterm window nor KDE
$ startx startkde
using Config file:"/etc/X11/XF86Config"
/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm bad command line option "kde"
I tried to read /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm, only codes there.
Login as ROOT
Kindly advise how to fix the problem
How to start gnomediskutility from a terminal (as root)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 8, 2010
I have a real newbie question. I want to edit my disk partition table. Mount some drives etc. I like gui tools and gnome's disk utility seems to be able to do everything I want to. My problem: When I want to create a new filesystem on an empty space, I'm not allowed to. I guess I need root access, but I can't login as root to my gnome session and I know no way to start the disk utility from a terminal where I'm the root user, so my question is: How do I do this?
phpMyAdmin Cannot start session without errors
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 16, 2010
I get an error message that says
phpMyAdmin - Error
Cannot start session without errors, please check errors given in your PHP and/or webserver log file and configure your PHP installation properly.
So I did some googling and found a post here
which speaks about resetting the ownership of the session directory. However I am wondering how I can find out what the owner if the directory is (if its root or admin or ...)
It's strange because it all worked fine just about two hours ago and I am not sure since I have the server automatically download security updates if there is something it automatically downloaded that caused this. Also how to make the server stop automatically downloading security updated?
create new gnome session profile with xmonad as window manager?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 29, 2011
I'm currently using Ubuntu 11.04 using the "Ubuntu Classic" session at login (Gnome 2). I recently tried xmonad as the window manager for the gnome session, and I like it when my laptop is plugged to a big monitor; I used the method outlined here to get xmonad as the window manager and keep everything else gnome. When I don't have my laptop plugged in to another monitor, I prefer metacity due to the limitations on screen real estate.
Is it possible to create multiple two ubuntu classic sessions with each using a different window manager? If so, how? I am aware there is an xmonad session in itself, but this isn't what I want as I would like all the features from gnome to be kept. Please let me know how.
Or, please let me know if it's possible to change window manager inside a session without logging out. This would be even MORE useful.
FreeNX server on 10.04 does not start session
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 2, 2010
I tried using VNC with no success, so i came to try FreeNX.
I have set up the FreeNX server on Ubuntu 10.04 server, and i simply cant connect from my suse machine with NoMachine's FreeNX client.
QTnx does not work also.
I have xubuntu-desktop installed.
Here is the output of freenx-client:
NX> 203 NXSSH running with pid: 19863
NX> 285 Enabling check on switch command
NX> 285 Enabling skip of SSH config files
NX> 285 Setting the preferred NX options
NX> 200 Connected to address: XXXXXXX on port: 22
NX> 202 Authenticating user: nx
NX> 208 Using auth method: publickey
HELLO NXSERVER - Version 3.2.0-74-SVN OS (GPL, using backend: 3.4.0)
NX> 105 hello NXCLIENT - Version 3.2.0
NX> 134 Accepted protocol: 3.2.0
NX> 105 SET SHELL_MODE SHELL
NX> 105 SET AUTH_MODE PASSWORD
NX> 105 login
NX> 101 User: XXXXX
NX> 102 Password:
NX> 103 Welcome to: XXXXX user: XXXXX
NX> 105 listsession --user="XXXXx" -
SSHD will not start using service or /etc/init.d
- date: November 15, 2013
:/# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
SSHD won't run, won't start with upstart / system ssh start or init.d, but if I login and sudo to root or run sshd using sudo, sshd runs fine.
I have been having this problem on a few of our servers for over a year. Sometimes a reboot would help, sometimes it wouldn't. Now they don't run at all.
The problem has existed in previous versions, sometimes fixed through release upgrades, though temporarily.
apt-get remove --purge openssh-server
apt-get install openssh-server
removed the /etc/ssh directory and done both of the above
apt-get install openssh-server
scoured auth.log (NOTHING)
Tried explicitly setting port and IP in sshd_config
There is simply no sign that sshd is even trying to start and failing. Logging is set to debug.
sshd -t doesn't output anything.
/etc/rc.local command as user
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2013
Hi guys, i have a little problem with /etc/rc.local so:
I want to start my game server on boot with nice -20 but as user not as root.
I modified "/etc/security/limits.conf" and add "user - nice -20".
The problem is when the sistem boot up, the command (sudo -u user nice -n -20 command) start as user but with no nice -20 and i don't get it why. But here is the tricky, if i start manually in terminal /etc/rc.local it starts as user with nice -20. I want to start at boot with nice -20. TNX!
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