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Re: A mess with startx, xdm and gnome

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 10:54:49AM +0000, Victor wrote:
> I had installed gnome and xdm under potato 2.2r3 and XFree86 3.3.6 on my 
> workstation . Sometimes I used startx and some other time xdm to launch gnome 
> and all had been working great. 
> Yesterday, because I wanted to install the Gimp 1.2 resorting to the debian 
> unstable site  packages, I issued the  "apt-get gimp1.2" command which, as 
> well as downloading and installing the required program, has installed many 
> other libraries and, above all, the entire set of programs relating to 
> XFree86 4.0.3.
> It all worked fine, all the pieces of software were configured BUT now I 
> don't have any longer both startx and xdm.
> The only thing I can do is start "XF86_SVGA" which shows me a "useless" 
> graphic display (the same when you start for instance startx) .
> Please HELP!
> Is there anyone able to explain how can I have the all thing fixed in order 
> to have startx, xdm and finally gnome working.

ok..what in all of the above makes would cause you to send this message to
the debian-kde mailing list?


Ivan E. Moore II
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