Re: help! just upgraded and now can't login!
Yes, thanks for responding.
I did see warnings during the upgrade, but they went by so fast and I didn't have
time to absorb the info. There's probably a log in a file somewhere yes?
Also, yes I'm "tracking" stable if by that you mean that I'm updating from the
stable distribution. (haven't seen the word "tracking" used in this context
before.) The display manager is xdm, and the problem is effecting root as well
as ordinary users. Thanks for the stop gap. I await further wisdom.
"Jonathan D. Proulx" wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 11:02:08PM +0800, Tim&Pep wrote:
> :I'm a Debian newbie. I have just used apt-get to upgrade my system and
> :now I can't seem to log in at all under X. I can login on one of the
> :other virtual terminals (or whatever you call that when you press
> :ctrl-alt F6). What have I done? Can I fix it? Thanks.
> More info? are you tracking "stable", did you see any warnings on the
> upgrade, what display manager are you using (xdm, wdm, gdm), does this
> problem affect root as well as "normal" users.
> Work around:
> for now you can turn off you display manager. If it is xdm do:
> root@localhost# /etc/init.d/xdm stop
> then you'll be able to "startx" from your commandline login.
> Alternatively you can "startxx -- :1" to start X even with the display
> manager running.
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