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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for March 4, 1999

On Thursday 4 March 1999, at 13 h 4, 
Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es> wrote:

> >   34074  xdm login loop failure has happend to a newbie 
> So, what's the consensus on how to handle this bug?

There is none. To summary:

- the problem is very serious for a newbie,
- it has no obvious workaround (except if you are connected to a network, 
which is unlikeley for the isolated newbie), since the CtrlAltF1 apparently 
does not work in that case,
- it is a very old "bug", not slink-specific at all, there is no emergency,
- I (and other people) regard as a no-no to drop xdm (the "graphical login") 
from the pre-selections. Otherwise, <joke>people would even prefer to install 
- Adam (and other people) find the bug a real stopper.

Personally: it is *very* late and I vote against any change which is not 
related to recently discovered facts. This problem (which is partly xdm and 
partly X server and is not Debian-specific) has not been discovered this week!


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