> When Linux boots up xdm is automatically started (which is fine). The GUI
> login screen appears. When I login in as root or any other user X11 seems
> to try to start but then flickers and returns to the login screen. If any
> one knows how to correct this I would be grateful.
In the directory of the user you are trying to log in as, you'll find a
file called .xsession-errors, which may have some helpful info on the
problem. Also have a look at /var/log/xdm.log.
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kevin Lee)