Re: Problem with kdm startup
adding psmouse to /etc/modules solved the problem.
On Monday 21 June 2004 23:04, Frans Pop wrote:
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> On Monday 21 June 2004 21:53, Dr.-Ing. C. Hurschler wrote:
> > On Monday 21 June 2004 14:32, m wrote:
> > > On startup, it runs kdm, but then screen blanks and returns back to the
> > > login prompt.
> > >
> > > After that i login as normal user and try to run from command line, it
> > > says that: Only root wants to run kdm. If i login as root and type kdm,
> > > it runs ok, showing the list of user and i can normally login.
> > >
> > > If i try running startx from command line, it runs kdm from any user
> > > ok.
> > >
> > > Anybody has any suggestions why it doesn't want to run kdm but runs
> > > startx?
> > I've been having the same problem intermittantly on a fresh sarge
> > install. The XFree86.log then reports some problem with configuring the
> > mouse, although it doesn't always happen, when it does it drops back out
> > the the boot prompt and I have to kill kdm and restart it to get in
> > normaly (without startx).
> I had the same problems on two fresh installs.
> I have found this problem can be solved by adding psmouse in /etc/modules.
> The problem seems to be that loading the module takes to long and X exits
> because it can't find a core pointer.
> I think that with psmouse in /etc/modules the driver is loaded earlier and
> X finds it without problem. That's also why it starts correctly when X is
> started manually: the driver has been loaded by then.
> Please let me know if my fix works for you as well, then I'll file a
> bugreport against X on this issue.
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Dr.-Ing. C. Hurschler