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 starting X-Windows
I just installed FreeBSD 4.3 and the XFree86 and KDE that was on the

When I type startx, it's giving me an error (need to be root to execute
xinit... or something like this). How can I start it without being root?


 Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:36:55 GMT   
 starting X-Windows
Here's the message:

xf86OpenConsole: Server must be running with root permissions
You should be using Xwrapper to start the server or xdm.

Christian Caron a crit :

 Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:39:32 GMT   
 starting X-Windows
I fixed the problem by chmod a+s /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA (or corresponding server)

WARNING: This could be a security hole!!!


FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE i386

 6:20PM  up  1:36, 4 users, load averages: 1.15, 0.70, 0.32

  "The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity..."  

 Thu, 06 Nov 2003 06:48:46 GMT   
 starting X-Windows

With my installation there is a program called Xwrapper that
comes with it.  Do you have it in /usr/X11R6/bin?

(There is a port /usr/ports/x11/wrapper but that is meant
for XFree86 version 4 I think.)

Stephen Montgomery-Smith

 Thu, 06 Nov 2003 14:14:06 GMT   
 starting X-Windows
Yes, I have Xwrapper, but there's a video driver problem (it doesn't find it and I don't
know how to install a driver on FreeBSD).

Stephen Montgomery-Smith a crit :

 Thu, 06 Nov 2003 22:02:47 GMT   
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