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I recently installed FreeBSD and X-Windows.  After running XF86config I can startx and run KDE or Gnome as root with no problems.  

However, if I log out and try to run startx as any other user the X-Windows server shuts down.  

Any ideas?  More detail needed?  Please let me know!
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freebsd, being a good, secure os, comes with X with suid bit turned off, so you can use it as root, but not as any other user.  so if you need it for different users, find your X server (there's usually a link from X -> XFree86)
and set the suid bit on, i have these permissions:
[root@beastie /usr/X11R6/bin ]# ll XFree86
-rwsr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  1602500 Jun 10 00:08 XFree86*

you can do that by doing chmod 4755 XFree86
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Thank you.

Now I can use my non-root account to access KDE.  

-Nate
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