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Re: X configuration (amd64)

On 1/2/06, Jim Seymour <bluejay@speedfactory.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 12:49:35PM -0500, Aaron Stromas wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I've installed amd64 etch and moved on to setting up X. I got iver the
> > nVidia card hurdle and run
> >
> > apt-get install x-window-system
> > apt-get install gnome
> > apt-get install kde
> >
> > (trying to avoid restarting the gnome vs. kde flames :))
> >
> > X starts fine using both GNOME and KDE, the login screen collects
> > password, I get the spalsh screen and it shows the first load step
> > (?), i.e. the icon the debian sqauare with the caption "Window
> > Manager" but it stops there, no additional loads happen. If I click on
> > the icon, the square disappers and I'm lef with the background. If I
> > kill X, kdm/gdm will restart it. If I leave it alone, the screen saver
> > kicks in. Seems to me that the window manager fails to load. Any
> > suggestions what I should check? TIA,
> >
> Hi Aaron,
> Two possibilities come to mind. If you have a firewall setup that
> happens to be blocking loopback connections then the GUI will not load.
> Another one that happened to me had to do with a directory that had the
> wrong permissions and would only let me log in as root. Have you tried
> logging into KDE/Gnome as root? I forgot which directory it was.
> HTH,

Hi Jim,

There might be something to it. I did not install any firewalls, as my
router only NATs a few essential ports. I can't login to GUI, as GUI
login disabled by default, so I don' think it's a good test, is it?
Which port on the loopback server should I test? Any idea?


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