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When I am trying to run the Xserver using the command startx I am getting the below mentioned error

xauth:  creating new authority file /oracle/oracle10g/.serverauth.22555
Fatal server error:
PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server.
    Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
giving up.
xinit:  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  unexpected signal 2.
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console

How can I correct this?

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Do you run it locally or remotely? –  ZaB Mar 9 '12 at 9:57

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have you set your DISPLAY environment variable something like DISPLAY=localhost:0.0 ? are you root user ? If you are root user and login as normal user you can not start X

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do we need to have xmanager on our remote machine –  maverick Jun 30 '11 at 10:06
    
@maverick Yes. Or any sort of emulator. –  Alfabravo Aug 13 '12 at 15:08

If there is already another X session running, you have to run yours on a different display number. Try this:

startx -- :5

(Here "5" could be any unused number.)

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