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Re: [potato] gdm doesn't start windowmanager

I had the same problem, and I found that there were a couple of things that could be behind it.... first it could be a bad xsession file, or it could be an issue with the window manager, either it's not correctly installed, or the /etc/X11/window-managers file is trying to start a windowmanager that doesn't exist (probably twm....)


>>> Nico De Ranter <nico@sonycom.com> 08/04/99 03:14AM >>>


I don't know whether this is the correct mailinglist to post
this but anyway...

I upgraded my Debian box to unstable and installed gdm. Unfortunately
when I try to login the screen flickers a few times and the gdm screen
pops back.  When I start X by typing startx from a text console 
everything works fine.  I noticed this problem on a few PC's that
have been upgraded to potato so I think it's a bug and not a misconfiguration.

I now potato is called "unstable" for something but I hope somebody has
a workaround or fix for this.

Thanks in advance,


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Nico De Ranter
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