> 1) Delete and recreate from scratch with your favourite editor the > .xsession file, in case somehow there is a stray non-printing character > that is mucking up wdm in the handoff. It works. I just don't get it; the .xsession files were literally *identical*. Still, recreating mine solved the problem. Mark, thanks for your help. Tom -- "Alles stimmt, gilt, nimmt teil und bildet eine Vollzaehligkeit, in der nichts fehlt."