"Session Menu" xdm/gdm problem

Eric Schuele e.schuele at computer.org
Tue Jun 6 03:29:05 UTC 2006

Mike Hunter wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> 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:
> Session Menu
> 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
> xorg-6.9.0
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For xdm:
copy your .xinitrc to .xsession and see if that helps.

is a bit more complicated.


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