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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 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: nielsen@primenet.com
Tucson, AZ                  AMPRnet:  w6swe@w6swe.ampr.org
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