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Re: xdm modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13

Unfortunately, the "display managers" seem to be a requirement of 
having X installed at all.

What I do is rename the file /etc/init.d/kdm to kdm-do_not_run (yours 
would be /etc/init.d/xdm). This prevents the init scripts calling the 
program without actually screwing anything else up. It also makes it 
obvious what to change back once I want X to automatically run again.

Maybe someone else knows what option in X to set to not have it 

It's then a simple matter to type "startx" after logging in at the 
command line.

About the char-major error, sorry, can't help with that one.


On Thursday 30 December 2004 15:12, jose isaias cabrera was heard to 
> Greetings!
> I just installed Debian on a Dell Inspiron 7500.  It's running
> pretty good, but I loaded xdm and now it goes right into xdm and
> fails with the "modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-13" and I
> can't go back to the xterm.  It's at the xdm logon screen.
> Two questions:
> 1. How do I stop xdm from loading at boot?
> 2. How do I fix this error message above?
> thanks,
> jose

September 11th, 2001
The proudest day for gun control and central 
planning advocates in American history

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