From: Vincent Cunniffe (vcunniff at domain arbgroup.com)
Date: Thu 09 Sep 1999 - 09:43:46 IST
ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> I've recently installed Redhat 6.0 and X-Windows, but X hangs upon starting it.
> I can boot to console and can run Xconfigurator but my machine locks up when I
> start X, all that will work is ctrl-alt-bs to kill it. Anyone ever had this
> problem or any suggestions as to an answer?
check /var/log/messages to see if it's running into authentication
On the same theme, by the way : what on earth is gdm?
There's a lock file in /var/gdm which is root access only, and which is
locking other users out of using X at all.
xdm starts automatically when the machine boots, and root can login
problems. Any other users, however, login successfully, start the new
and promptly fail back to the xdm login. /var/log/messages reports an
in accessing the gdm/:0.auth file (which is created on the fly each time
root only access permissions).
I've never had this problem before... this is a fresh install of RH 6.0,
exactly the same hardware as was working perfectly beforehand.
I can't find any mention of gdm anywhere, although I assume it's some
of security/access control system for the local X display. Any ideas?
Finally, I have to report that after 5 years of working with Linux, it
finally crashed on me... worthless piece of shit ;-)
(Recompiling a sound module, removing it and reinserting it while
x11amp, if you must know :-)
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