Re: xdm will not open display
On Wed, 17 Aug 2005, Lance Tagliapietra wrote:
> My xdm.log file had the following after a boot:
> Wed Aug 17 00:16:42 2005 xdm error (pid 2084): hung in XOpenDisplay(:0), aborting
> Wed Aug 17 00:16:42 2005 xdm error (pid 2084): server open failed for :0, giving up
> Wed Aug 17 00:16:42 2005 xdm error (pid 1455): display :0 cannot be opened
> Wed Aug 17 00:16:42 2005 xdm error (pid 1455): display :0 is being disabled
So xdm failed to start the X server for display 0.
> If I run X by iteself, as root: X -ac, for example, I will get an X
> display and X cursor, but no log in window.
But the X server works!
So it looks like (a) xdm runs a different command to start the X server or (b)
it runs the correct one, but passing weird parameters.
Can you check (using e.g. strace) which X server xdm tries to run? And look in
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