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Starting X as a normal user

I am only able to launch startx as the root user, but I would like to run it as a normal user instead, because apparently xrdp won't let me open a remote session when X is running as root. Every time ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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~/.Xauthority required but missing

I've now run into two instances where I've received errors because the ~/.Xauthority file is required but missing from my user folder. I have read that the .Xauthority file has been depreciated, and ...
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How do I install root-cern?

Cern's ROOT environment installs fine on 10.10, and is even available in the Software Center, but it will not install or compile on Natty because the x11 directories are in new locations. I can ...