ajax at redhat.com
Tue Jan 29 16:18:22 UTC 2019
On Mon, 2019-01-28 at 19:32 +0000, Jeff Welch wrote:
> (EE) PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
> Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
You're running startx from ssh instead of from the console?
The message is telling the truth, the default PAM policy in RHEL and
its clones requires console ownership to start X. If you don't like
that, comment out the pam_console.so line in /etc/pam.d/xserver:
auth sufficient pam_rootok.so
#auth required pam_console.so
account required pam_permit.so
session optional pam_keyinit.so force revoke
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