Re: gdm (or X) broken on woody help ! urgent
On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 Dinh-Tuan.Pham@imag.fr wrote:
> Hi all,
> Yesterday I upgrade an intel box to the lastest release of
> woody. Suddenly gdm ceases to work. Launching
> /etc/init.d/gdm start
> nothing happens, except that the message
> Starting gdm appears
> Switching to the vt7, I see just a x cursor. Launching "ps aux" I see
> that gdm is inded running and the server X has also been start but its
> is marked as defunt !
> This is a very serious matter, gdm login is a must because an
> ordinary cannot work on the console. Not me, but now I am in great
> trouble because I break this machine. I shouldn't mess with it, but
> then I like to have the latest version gnome and if I wait for woody
> to release it would be one year !
> I finally throw away gdm and intall xdm. It works but only after about
> 1 minute of wait. At first, just like gdm; nothing happens, only an x
> cursor displayed (if yoiu switch to vt7)
> I could of course sent a bug report, but I am not sur it is really a
> bug of gdm or of X, because cdm seem to be affected too. But startx
> work fine. But the point is that I need a fix _right now_
I also had this problem when I upgraded to X4.
I can't remember exactly what I did, but I think I changed
DisplayManager*authorize: from true to false in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
If this doesn't work - poke around in the archives or look for other
authorization stuff in the xdm setup files.
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