[CentOS] only root can use xwindows

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 19:22:58 UTC 2005

On 11/23/05, Roger D Vargas <luo_hei at yahoo.es> wrote:
> After testing runlevel 5 i noticed that I cant switch to text consoles.
> So I went back to runlevel 3, but now normal users cant use graphic
> environment. I just got a black screen and an error message: Xlib:
> connection refused by server, Protocol unsupported by server
> root can start xfce normally.
> Any idea about whats happenning?

Have you removed or altered the default line in /etc/hosts?
Does your machine hostname resolve in DNS? Have you set selinux to
strict instead of targetted, if it's enabled?

Jim Perrin
System Architect - UIT
Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center

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