Thanks Colin and Robert. These are not the only problems I am having, so I
decided to just re-install. This should clear up any problems!
I need the practice anyway.
Colin R. Telmer wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Nov 1997, Greg Green wrote:
> > I am new to Debian Linux and I am having problems with xdm and fvwm.
> > When I used Red Hat Linux, all I had to do to get Xwindows to start at
> > login was to edit the /etc/inittab to go default to run level 4. Now, I
> > am running Debian 1.30 and do not even see a reference to xdm in the
> > /etc/inittab. I am obviously missing some key point, can anyone help?
> To get xdm going:
> 1) change /etc/X11/config to start xdm (i.e. remove the no- ). Mine looks
> # This file contains configuration flags for the X Window System.
> # For a description of the meanings of the flags, see
> # /usr/doc/X11/debian.README
> 2) Make sure an X server is specified in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers something
> # xbase and xserver configuration scripts.
> :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -bpp 16
> 3) Edit any other files that you wich to customize in /etc/X11/xdm
> 4) run /etc/init.d/xdm start
> I may have forgotten something, but that should work.
> > Also, when I startx manually, the system will not use my .fvwmrc. I get
> > too many errors to list here, but all I did was copy the
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fvwm/system.fvwm to my $HOME/.fvwmrc and tried to add
> > an additional xterm at start-up, and change to setroot color to solid
> > SteelBlue.
> > I don't believe these changes made any impact because when I keep the
> > defaults in my .fvwmrc, and try and refresh fvwm, I get the same errors.
> I use fvwm2 but don't really know what could be wrong. Could you list the
> first 10 or 20 lines of errors? Also, is there a chance that you are using
> an old fvwm script with fvwm2? You can convert it with
> Let me know if that helps. Cheers, Colin.
> Colin Telmer, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
> School of Policy Studies Building, Room 309, Queen's University
> Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L-3N6 (613)545-6000x4219
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