I am a Debian/Linux newbie. However, I do have hamm running well on
my computer now. I use Xfree 3.3.3 to make my Matrox card work and
XFCE/ with XFWM as windows manager.
I was using startx to log in to accounts, but now I want to use
XDM. I changed to runlevel 5 and added a "1" in the xdm file there to
make XDM start my login routine. Is this the way to activate XDM?
I have two problems:
1. I do not seem to have a path set in my root account. Where am I to
give the path when using XDM, and how do I set different paths for
root and other accounts?
2. I have xscreensaver set to run in my xsession files (infact, I
just copied what I had in my xinitrc files into my xsession files).
When I log in as root I get this error message regarding
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
Error: Can't open display: :0.0
This does not happen when I log in to a user account. Why is this?
To be honest, I do find the whole concept of XDM to be hard to grasp
even after having read the documentation I have been able to find.
"If everything is coming your way, you are probably
in the wrong lane"