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Re: xdm login loop failure has happend to a newbie

>>>>> "Gunnar" == Gunnar Isaksson <Gunnar.Isaksson@saab.se> writes:
Gunnar> He 'configured' XFree86 but somehow also got xdm installed and
Gunnar> ended up with the same loop as I had a while ago. He got
Gunnar> caught in a loop where xdm fails and can't get out of it and
Gunnar> into the CLI prompt.
Gunnar> Would it be to difficult to remove the xdm package from all
Gunnar> the standard selections so I have to install it
Gunnar> afterwards. When one of the servers ( XF86_VGA16 ) installs a
Gunnar> text could be shown that recommends the installation of the
Gunnar> xdm package when I have a useable Xwindows configuration.

Not difficult at all, is it, Stephane?

I agree that xdm should not be part of the standard profile.  Removing
xdm from standard X11 installations was one of the reasons Branden did
the great X11 re-org in the first place, IIRC.

I suggest you open an important bug against boot-floppies and that we
get this fixed in in 2.1.9.  We need to do a 2.1.9 anyway for
documentation updates.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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