Unable to login with GDM

Trey Sizemore trey at fastmail.fm
Fri Nov 28 12:51:16 PST 2003

I have Gnome 2.4 installed on my machine along with KDE.  I have until
know been using KDM for login, but would like to start using GDM.  I
have a GDM user and group created.  However, when I attempt to invoke
GDM from the CLI, I get several failed attempts with the following

gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children.

The display server has been shut down about 6 times in the last 90
seconds, it is likely that something bad is going on. I will wait for 2
minutes before trying to login again on display :0.

I have googled and found references to this error, but no resolution. 
However, their were references to changes with Pam associated with
this.  Would someone who has installed GDM successfully provide some



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