Antw: Re: gdm2/gdmgreeter crashes upon start

Chris Delnooz c.delnooz at
Thu Apr 22 00:15:42 PDT 2004

> >Checking the messages log, I see the following warnings:
> >
> >Apr 21 17:27:13 morreion gdmgreeter[541]: greeter_parse_config: No
> >configuration file: /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf. Using defaults.
> >Apr 21 17:27:51 morreion gdmgreeter[567]: greeter_parse_config: No
> >configuration file: /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf. Using defaults.
> >
> >These confuse me because gdm.conf is exactly at the specified location
> >and it's world readable so gdm should have no problem at all reading the
> >file.
> Is that a file from a previous version of gdm?
> Maybe the syntax has changed, and the error message is just\
> misleading.
> The gdm package/ port comes with a sample ...
> >pkg_info -L gdm2- | grep gdm.conf
> /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/factory-gdm.conf
> which you could copy in to place and see if that works better.

it can't be an old version because i did a fresh install on this machine. I diffed the factory-gdm.conf with gdm.conf, no difference; I copied factory-gdm.conf to gdm.conf anyway, but i get the same results.

Any help on how to tackle this is appreciated

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