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Date:      Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:27:29 -0600
From:      Antonio Olivares <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   /usr/local/bin/X: Only console users are allowed to run the X server
Message-ID:  <>

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Dear kind folks,

I have successfully installed FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE on one of my
machines, I get this error message.  I had not seen this before

xauth:  file /home/olivares/.serverauth.47583 does not exist

/usr/local/bin/X: Only console users are allowed to run the X server

xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
olivares@eightcore:~ $

I have created a file /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config and added

allowed_users = anybody in that file Xwrapper.config.
I have install xfce4 and when I launch xfce terminal or xterm, I get
the same message.  I can still do stuff from the shell but why do I
get this message?
I will be back next Monday 11/30 to this machine.  So I will not be
able to try the suggestions till that time.  I also have not gotten
java web start to work and it had worked great for me several years.

Best Regards,


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