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Re: More X Problems Today

On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 03:37:58PM +0100, Mark Crean wrote:
> On Thursday 04 May 2006 13:52, Rick Friedman wrote:
> > I'm running Debian Sid. This morning, I saw that quite a few X/Xorg
> > packages were available to be upgraded. So, I went ahead and did the
> > upgrades.
> >
> > I use kdm as my login display manager. After the upgrade, X started fine.
> > However, when any user would try to login, the screen would go black
> > momentarily and then return to the kdm login screen. No user could login.
> >
> > After checking the .xsession-errors file for each user, the following error
> > was seen in all:
> >
> > /etc/kde3/kdm/Xsession: line46: /etc/X11/Xsession: No such file or
> > directory
> >
> > I checked the /etc/X11 directory and corrected the problem by creating a
> > symbolic link as follows:
> >
> > ln -s Xsession.xfree86 Xsession
> >
> > After this, users were able to logon as usual.
> >
> [snip]
> Same problem here and thanks a million for the fix which I didn't suss out. 
> losing several hours of faffling around instead.
> Just my 2 cents but I am getting a little desperate at the number of bog ups 
> in Unstable at the moment. I don't want to leave the platform but if things 
> continue like this I will have to. Like many folks perhaps, I am completely 
> baffled by Debian's reluctance to get together a desktop iternation that is 
> more up to date than Stable. It doesn't have to be rock solid, but there must 
> be a better way than this.

I'm using testing/etch, which is more up-to-date than stable and doesn't 
seem to have many bog-ups.  Thanks to you brave souls that find the 
bog-ups on sid, of course.

-- hendrik

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