- Running the command
startxfrom the console in runlevel 3 fails with the following error message:
Fatal server error: PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server. Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
- The problem is observed only when running startx after a "
su" to another user or over ssh.
$ su - user Password:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
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