Re: X woes (potato)
On Wed, 3 Feb 1999, Mike Merten wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 03, 1999 at 09:32:47AM -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> > After yesterdays X update to 188.8.131.52a-9 my system wanted to run xdm (I
> > previously didn't use xdm). However, whenever I would log in, it would
> > immediately return to the login screen. I decided to remove xdm, but now
> > when I try to run X using startx, I get the gray screen and cursor (the
> > window manager <icewm-gnome, but it does this with any window manager>
> > doesn't get started) then X stops running and I see:
> > waiting for X server to shut down
> > Before that, I get:
> > System: `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcomp -w 1 -R/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb -xkm -m us
> > -em1 "The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:" -emp "> " -eml "Errors
> > from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server" keymap/xfree86 /var/tmp/xfree86.xkm'
> I had the same problem... check your ~/.xsession-errors file. It
> probably indicates a syntax error in the /etc/X11/Xsession file
> at line 47. I added a line immediately before the 'default)' case
> containing ';;' and everything started working.
That fixed it. Thanks for the quick reply.
Bob Nielsen Internet: email@example.com
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