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Debian X package shouldn't install XDM by default

>>>>> Michael D Crawford wrote:

Michael> So who's the rocket scientist who decided that if XWindows
Michael> gets installed, then XDM should be enabled?

Can't help you there...

Michael> I could log in alright, but I couldn't move the mouse.
Michael> XWindows is not yet doing me a whole lot of good and what was
Michael> really upsetting was that I could not log in at the console
Michael> to disable it.

Do you know about the "failsafe" mode in XDM.

Just hit "F1" instead of "Enter" after typing in your password, and
you should just get an xterm with no window manager. Hopefully it will
have the focus, so the lack of mouse won't be a problem.

Rohan Lloyd

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