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Re: Cannot login in xdm[Resolved]

Thanks to those who helped. Before upgrading, I was using gdm. I reverted to gdm, and
everything worked. 

I did assume that kdm would work better with kde, that is why this problem began in the
first place. When kdm did not work, I tried xdm, and other window managers.

In hindsight and especially after you describe the problem, and explain the solution, it
all looks very simple. It is not quite so when you are in thick of it, and have no good
idea about the problem. Sorry for not writing that the login screen was resetting. Once
again, it was not because of "not willing to take trouble in explaining". Thanks for
pointing it out though. 

--- Marc Wilson <msw@cox.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 12:30:54PM -0800, Punit Ahluwalia wrote:
> > .xsession-errors has the following line:
> > 
> > /home/punit/.xsession: No such file or directory
> Gee, so what you ACTUALLY meant through all of this nonsense was that you
> COULD log in, but then you'd get dumped back to the login dialog again.
> You could have just said that, you know.  I know, I know... it's too much
> trouble to describe the actual problem.
> You're logging in, XDM is looking for the session file, it's not finding
> one, it's terminating the X session (since there's nothing to hold it up),
> and you're back at the login dialog again.  Very simple.
> Create your ~/.xsession file, put in it what X clients you want running.
> Now everything works.
> Of course, now you're going to tell everyone you want to use KDE, which
> begs the question of why you removed KDM, rather than fixing it.
> -- 
>  Marc Wilson |     <Espy> tomorrow there will be a great disturbance
>  msw@cox.net |     in the workforce -- May 18, 1999
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