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Re: X configuration (amd64)

On 1/3/06, Jim Seymour <bluejay@speedfactory.net> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 06:06:42PM -0500, Aaron Stromas wrote:
> 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?

Not sure Aaron. I did find this item in the Debian-user archive. I don't
think it is the answer to your issue though. Worth a read just as


Read it. It's not :) I forgot to mention that even before I installed display manager and just used startx it hang in the same way. I suspect the window manager fails to start but can't see why and where to look for clues.



Jim Seymour

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