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Bug#433801: Please try reproducing kdm bug #433801 kdm_greet exits unexpectedly

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.linux.debian.ports.sparc as well.

"FK" == Filipus Klutiero writes:

 FK> Hi, in July, Sune Vuorela sent a mail to debian-sparc requesting
 FK> to try reproducing #433801 on kdm, but there were no answers. I
 FK> checked the web archives and couldn't find the mail. Perhaps for
 FK> some reason the mail didn't reach debian-sparc, so I'm trying
 FK> again. Quoting Sune :

 >> We have recieved the following bug report in the kde team.  As we
 >> kind of are out of sparc computers we are seeking help.  You need:
 >> a debian sparc running recent unsntable and a attached monitor.
 >> Try to install kdm and log in.  Report back if it works or not.
 >> If some of you really nice people are able to reproduce it, a
 >> patch would also be much appreciated.

i have a similar problem, with gdm not working on sparc running
current unstable debian. similarly with Scott, after i've upgraded a
bunch of packages, the X server did not start any more: gdm was
starting, but X server "flashes" and immediately stops, leaving only
gdm running.

X server works fine when running via "startx" or from xdm (rather than gdm).

there are no EE lines in the Xorg.0.log in any case. the diff between
the failed xserver run (under gdm) and successful xserver run (under
xdm) is:

--- Xorg.0.log.gdm-fail
+++ Xorg.0.log.xdm-good
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
 Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
-(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Sep  4 16:38:25 2007
+(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Sep  4 18:52:25 2007
 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
 (==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
 (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
@@ -50,6 +50,8 @@
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.2
 (++) using VT number 7
+(WW) xf86OpenConsole: setpgid failed: Operation not permitted
+(WW) xf86OpenConsole: setsid failed: Operation not permitted
 (II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
 (II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 108e,8000 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
 (II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 108e,5000 card 0000,0000 rev 11 class 06,04,00 hdr 81
@@ -271,7 +273,7 @@
 (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
 (II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdbe.so
 (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
-(==) SUNFFB(0): DPI set to (75, 75)
+(++) SUNFFB(0): DPI set to (100, 100)
 (--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
 (II) do I need RAC?  No, I don't.
 (II) resource ranges after preInit:
@@ -362,4 +364,6 @@
 (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Generic Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
 (II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
 Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic, removing from list!
-FreeFontPath: FPE "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.
+(II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
+(II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
+(II) 3rd Button detected: disabling emulate3Button

i tried to change gdm config to pass the -dpi 100 option, making the
diff essentially contain only the line
FreeFontPath: FPE "unix/:7100" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing.

i don't know how to debug the problem when X server exits when running
under gdm (or kdm).


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