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Re: xdm will not open display

On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 09:34:58PM -0500, Lance Tagliapietra wrote:

> Looking at that file, it looks like a process is waiting for a signal 
> that it never gets:
> setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 20000}, it_value={0, 20000}}, 
> NULL) = 0
> --- SIGALRM (Alarm clock) @ 0 (0) ---

this is the signal it was asking for. 

> I still have a suspicion that there is a second, but related problem 
> here, as I connot log on via my X terminal as a normal user, but I can 
> log on as root user via the login window that xdm generates on that 
> machine.

weird, most of the time people have the opposite problem: they would
like to login as root, but xdm by default disallows this;)

grep the strace logs for EPERM and ECONNREFUSED


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