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Old 22nd May 2011
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Greetings,

I have successfully installed Gnome / GDM on 4.9.
GDM initialises and the login screen appears.

- I can log in as root and Gnome executes and loads.
- When I attempt to use GDM and login as user, it loads x windows - not Gnome.

I attempt to run GDM or startx within x windows - using xterm and I get the following rrrors:

startx command:

xauth: file /home/saint.serverauth.8794 does not exist
fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.x0-lock and start over

gdm command:

WARNING: GDM file gdm-daemon-config.c: line 2041 (): Cannot run seteuid to 0: Operation not permitted
GDM file gdm-daemon-config.c: line 2041 (): Cannot run seteuid to 0: Operation not permitted

I do have a .xinitrc file in my home directory with exec gnome-session in the file.

What am I doing wrong . . . .
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What am I doing wrong . . . .
Everything! Have you ever used Unix before? You should start by learning first about Unix sessions, session managers, various ways to start X server on Unix machine as well learning about files .xinitrc and .xsession.
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Greetings,


- When I attempt to use GDM and login as user, it loads x windows - not Gnome.
That is because you do not have anything in .xsession file.

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I attempt to run GDM or startx within x windows - using xterm and I get the following rrrors:
GDM already started X server for you when you log into your account. That is way you are getting mistake when you try to start one more time X server with startx. Learn about various ways to start X server.

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The quick answer for you might be to have a look in the menu options at the top of the GDM login window
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