On Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:29:25 -0500
"Willaim W. Austin" <airedad(a)att.net> wrote:
I recently upgraded a machine (my main workstation) from FC 23 to FC
24, and there's a problem
The install was from the Workstation version and the checksum
correctgly matches (actually I always make 2 copies, just in case,
which I hold on to forever - they both check).
I did the install, and intitially (until I added other users)
everything was fine - no problems in logging in. However, I have an
imortant app which I support and it needs the entire root screen and
can't coexist with plasma shell, so the machine normally runs in
multi-user mode, and X sessions are accessed via /usr/bin/startx.
(This has been working since the days of Redhat 5 through FC1 and up
to and including FC23 - I never tried FC 24 - and has never given a
bit of trouble.)
After I added a non-privileged user for myself the fun began. The
biggest issue was that a non-privileged user could nto run an
X-server (not via startx anyway). FWIW I can't run the Wayland server
since I am using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 and wayland doensn't
handle it yet. The problem occurs whether I use the O/S nouveau
drivers or install the proprieary (xO/S ?) Nvidia drivers.
Any help and/or suggestions would be appreciated, and please feel
free to contact me off list if that is easier for you.
I always startx from multiuser, and have been doing that for a long
time also. I am currently running F25 and doing that without problems
using the same technique I have always used (a bash script). I run X
because Wayland doesn't handle custom keymaps at this point, and I've
used my home-rolled layout (80% home row, yay!) for so long that I'm
hunt and peck on qwerty at this point.
My procedure in that script is the following:
echo 'GSESSION="$(type -p gnome-session)"' >> $XCLIENTS
echo 'exec $GSESSION' >> $XCLIENTS
echo 'Starting X with Gnome...'
startx -- vt10
However, I run LXDE as a desktop. Have you tried any other desktops?
XFCE, Mate, Cinnamon, or even KDE? I haven't tried recently, but I've
been able to boot into all the above desktops, including gnome, using
startx in F25.
I can also start Wayland using a compositor, but I haven't really used
that for the above reason.
I also wonder if there is a new group that the user has to belong to in
order to use startx from Gnome. Is the user you add in wheel (has
sudo)? I am in these groups.
Could it be an SElinux permissions problem? I run enforcing and have
no problems, but there might be a quirk on your system. You could try
setenforce=0 before using startx.