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    TheNamesIWantedWereTaken NNTP User

    Arrow New to Linux, can't log in

    Hello. I was wondering if there was a quick fix to this problem. I tried searching authority file but couldn't find anything that helped me.

    james@linux-akc1:~> startx
    xauth: creating new authority file /home/james/.serverauth.3587
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 56: exec: X: not found
    xinit: server error.

    edit: maybe I can login but I can't get past the login. sry.

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    Default Re: New to Linux, can't log in

    Hi there & welcome!

    That error could mean a number of things.. so we need some more info on the system you have running, which OS do you have installed and what version?

    Did you X environment work before or is this a new install?
    If it did work before, what happened just before it broke?
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: New to Linux, can't log in

    I have this exact same error now!

    What I did just before the error: I tried to uninstall fglrx using Yast.

    I removed 3 fglrx packages, because I was looking for the source of some graphics problems I had. I wanted to go back to the radeon driver.

    After the reboot I can only get into console with the above error.

    I can reconfigure my graphics with sax2, but then when i try startx i get this exact problem.

    james@linux-akc1:~> startx
    xauth: creating new authority file /home/james/.serverauth.3587
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 56: exec: X: not found
    xinit: server error.

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    Default Re: New to Linux, can't log in

    Have you also tried reconfiguring with ' sax2 -r ' and/or ' sax2 -r -m 0=radeon ' (< or radeonhd depending on your graphics card) ?

    the -r option should build you a new config file without any previous faulty setting.

    Hope that helps,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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