Re: Update on 'unstable' left Gnome unusable
I have a thread I started up a little ways, so watch that series as well. It
is called "startx not working, but X does".
try the following:
1) get a command line with no graphical login. kill any X process or xdm or
( it will start an X server. Hit ctl-alt-F1 to get back to the prompt )
user@host:~$ DISPLAY=:0 gnome-session
I hope this helps you. I guess someone broke a package. Please tell me if you
find a way to get it working. I am just gonna wait out for a new update from
Looks like they call it "unstable" for a reason. That's O.K., I would still
rather use unstable for my desktop. Beats old software!
On Saturday 14 April 2001 19:23, Larry Elmore wrote:
> I'm running Unstable with kernel 2.4.2 and performed an update using
> apt-get yesterday. At first X was dead, but I was able to get it running
> (it never asked me whether or not to overwrite /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,
> but certainly did so). Now, however, I can't get past the gdm login
> screen except by selecting Xsession instead of Debian or Gnome. It
> simply resets back to the login screen. I've tried everything I can
> think of, to no avail. Any suggestions?