can you start twm when you log in as a user? It smells like some permission 
issue from xfce. You could backup all the xfce files with the actual 
permissions and then set them all to 777 and try to start it.

Just an idea

On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 21:03:40 +0200
Frank Wißmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi all!
> Hope there's somebody out there who can help me with the following problem:
> When I type "startx" as root all is coming up as expected, the X-Server 
> and twm as WM. When I stop it, log in as a normal user and do the same 
> there is only a grey screen with a mouse-cursor coming up and doing 
> nothing until I kill the X-Server with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. On the 
> original screen from which I tried to start is shown the following error 
> message:
> AUDIT: Thu Apr 3 20:34:48 2008 836 X: client 1 rejected from localhost 
> (uid 1001)
> Auth name: XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 ID: -1
> Xlib: connection to "0:0" refused by server
> Xlib: Protocol not supported by server
> .xinitrc and .xsession both have the same contens "exec startxfce4" and 
> the permissions "rwxr-xr-x".
> Any thoughts please?
> TIA Frank
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