How to start X as non root user without using display manager

ritz khadgaray at
Thu Sep 4 13:56:33 CEST 2008


On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 16:44 -0700, C R McClenaghan wrote:
> I'm hoping to boot into a non privileged user to use the phone.
> Does anyone know how to start X as a non root user without using a  
> display manager. My attempts to simply add --chuid <name|uid> option  
> to start-stop-daemon result in the error message - "X: user not  
> authorized to run the X server, aborting". If I login using a usb  
probably, this maybe of interest

> keyboard an issue startxfce from the shell there isn't any problem.
> Thoughts?
> Chris
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