After installing SSH and VPN I find that when I set up to run 'locally' (i.e. with a keyboard, mouse and monitor instead of headless) I get the following error on entering startx
: /tmp/.X11-unix has suspicious ownership (not root:root), aborting
(there may well be a lost character at the start because the screen is out of alignment)
and the GUI fails with a message about being unable to connect to X server
I can't see any mention of this error message in the forum (apologies if I've missed it), but it comes up a lot using Google, mostly in Debian bug discussions which are way beyond me.
I don't quite see how the ownership of any file could have changed so that root access isn't possible, or am I misunderstanding the message?
I'm aware that I could easily make matters worse if I start blundering around at random. Anybody offer to guide me?