"Session Menu" xdm/gdm problem
katsuo_harada_evil_does at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 6 01:03:34 UTC 2006
>From: Mike Hunter <mhunter at ack.berkeley.edu>
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: "Session Menu" xdm/gdm problem Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 14:47:09
>I'm having a frustrating X problem. I installed X via portupgrade and
>hacked /etc/ttys to enable xdm. I can log in successfully both as root
>and as a non-priv user, but either way I get to a screen that says:
>Load Session # Delete Session # Break Lock # Default/Fail Safe # Cancel
>But if I disable xdm and simply use startx, it launches X and my window
>manager fine. I tried deleting my .xinitrc but that didn't help.
>I have a feeling some X component isn't in place. I tried compiling gdm
>as a replacement but that didn't help (same symptoms). I was able to run
>gdmsetup (or was it gdmconfig?) by logging into gdm in fail-safe mode, and
>I could change some of the GDM settings, but I didn't see anything that I
>could twist to fix the problem.
>FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE May 12
You should place .xinitrc in your home directory. simply copy
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to ~/.xinitrc
that should work
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