Re: Debian 3.0 (2.4 kernel) upgrade problem
Loren King <lking@MIT.EDU> writes:
> Now, when I restart it, it loads up, starts X, and gives me the
> Debian login prompt. When I log in as myself (I'm the only
> user) or as root, it goes through my .xsession stuff but then
> promptly dumps me back to the Debian login prompt.
Right, that's the way it works; the last thing in your .xsession
should be something that runs a long time, and when it exits you log
out. The GNOME session manager and your window manager are both
common choices for this. For example:
# .xsession: programs run from xdm logins
xwrits typetime=6:30 breaktime=0:30 &
xscreensaver -no-splash &
xwrits and xscreensaver are started in the background; when fluxbox (a
window manager) exits, you log out.
> Is there anyone out there who has a rough idea what I've done,
> and is there something I can do to get back into the system (some
> keystroke combination while things are loading), or do I need to
> go get another copy of the rescue disk?
If you press Ctrl+Alt+F1, you should get a console login prompt.
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7 will take you back to the gdm login session.
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