Re: FW: X + gdm at bootup madness
Pim Bliek wrote:
[On bootup, gdm fails, but then Pim logs in and . . .]
I think what I'd try is to edit /etc/init.d/gdm and at the top of the
script add something like "sleep 3m" to cause the script to delay for
three minutes before running the rest of the script. This should
indicate if the problem is time-related in some way (kernel modules not
having time to load before gdm starts, etc).
After this fails, I login to the terminal, and do a /etc/init.d/gdm
restart. (or stop and then start, no difference). It then fires up X
without ANY probs or errors. So no need to post that XFree86 log I
If that makes no difference, I'd probably install another dm, like
[xwk]dm and see if that makes a difference. If so, I'd reinstall gdm
(but I don't think that's the problem).
Also, I'd try disabling gdm temporarily ("exit 0" at the top of the gdm
script) and after a reboot try starting X manually with "startx". Also
try this same thing, but instead of "startx", undo the "exit 0" (after a
fresh reboot) and manually run the "/etc/init.d/gdm start" routine.
No solutions, but perhaps these tests will provide further clues.