Bug#2360: xdm cannot find a free VT
I don't think gpm has anything to do with this -- I don't use gpm.
I reinstalled kernel 1.2.13 and x11 from the 0.93 distribution and had
the same problem.
xdm dies on start up and sends the below message to /var/log/xdm-errors.
Here's what happens with startx:
XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6001)
Operating System: Linux
S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
Fatal server error:
xf86OpenConsole: Cannot find a free VT
TRANS(SocketUNIXConnect) () can't connect: errno = 111
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Karl R. Sackett email@example.com
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