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Re: X doesn't start after installing debian

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On 03/13/08 15:02, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> Ron Johnson:
>> On 03/13/08 01:23, Jan Brosius wrote:
>>> I there nothing I can do to install debian on my laptop.
>> Sure.  People do it all the time.
> People install Debian on his laptop all the time? :)

Sure.  He keeps his back door unlocked.

>> Since you can't get in via a normal boot, I suggest that you use a
>> LiveCD and disable [xgk]dm.
> Single user mode is an easier option, IMHO. At least if you know a
> little bit about the shell.
>> [...] (Note that this is one of the reasons why I don't like
>> display managers: just like with Eeeevil MSFT Windows, any X hiccup
>> can prevent you from logging in and fixing your problem.)
> Huh? I've never seen that. And my X broke several times (Nvidia,
> too...).
> At least with gdm, if X doesn't come up after three attempts, it offers
> you to view the X log file and then drops you into console login.

Well that's interesting.  Does it mean that you've got to reboot 3
times?  (Not that that's bad, but just for clarity.)

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