Re: xdm config after install
>>>>> "Maarten" == Maarten Boekhold <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Maarten> On Sun, 5 May 1996, Martin Schulze wrote:
>> I would suggest doing a "dpkg --configure xbase".
Maarten> Tried that, complained it couldn't do that, something was
Maarten> wrong and it was already installed
I have a similar situation. I was already running an ELF-based
version of Debian but I was a couple of months behind in package
versions. Yesterday I updated my copies of packages, installed the
new dpkg by hand then ran a massive dselect installation. Part of the
dpkg installation picked up inconsistencies in various levels of
/etc/rc.n and "fixed" them. Apparently there were daemons that were
being started at lower levels of the init sequence then stopped at
When xbase was being installed I thought I responded that I wanted xdm
to be started at boot time. Now I can see that after a reboot an xdm
process is running but no X-server is started on the default display.
If I try to configure xbase again I get
# dpkg --configure xbase
dpkg: error processing xbase (--configure):
package xbase is not ready for configuration
cannot configure (current status `installed')
Errors were encountered while processing:
I can run an X server as root by using startx. I cannot run it as a
regular user; presumably because of permission problems.
I would welcome suggestions on what to reconfigure so the X server
starts up at boot time.
Douglas Bates Dept. of Statistics, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
(visiting at: Dept. of Statistics, U. of Adelaide)
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org