Re: another problem starting X with sarge-install
> Tom Allison wrote:
> Do you perhaps have two video cards in the system? Or is the G400
No... Just one G400, single head.
>> After this completed, I rebooted (new kernel) and was able to start up
>> xdm (did not start automatically).
> Odd that it did not start automatically.
Yes... it is.
>> I could login using XDM to the WindowMaker desktop as root. As a
>> non-root user, my login failed and I was sent back to the XDM login
> Instead of using XDM, can you start X as a normal user with just the
> "startx" command?
No I cannot run startx as normal user.
> My first suspicion would be "/etc/X11/Xwrapper.config" having the line
> "allowed_users=root" instead of "allowed_users=console". If so, you can
> change it manually or run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-common" and properly
> answer the question about who can run X.
I was never asked, under Medium dialog, who could run this.
I will check it when I get in front of my computer.
If this does solve the matter, then I will consider filing a bugreport
against the installation.
Thanks for the suggestion.
>> At this point I will retry installation of Debian using only -stable
>> packages to see if this can be set up correctly with those packages.
> Yikes! No need to reinstall. This is just an X issue, not an OS issue.
Normally true. But when I run into goofy stuff that I can't seem to
identify after the experience overall and time on this one... It's faster
to reinstall sometimes. This is a very new setup.