"Session Menu" xdm/gdm problem
e.schuele at computer.org
Wed Jun 7 00:40:25 UTC 2006
Mike Hunter wrote:
> On Jun 05 at 21:39, "Eric Schuele" wrote:
>> 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
>> For xdm:
>> copy your .xinitrc to .xsession and see if that helps.
>> is a bit more complicated.
> Thanks! It did fix the xdm side and it did not (as you predicted) fix
NP. Glad it fixed it.
> What am I missing? What's supposed to be the difference between .xinitrc
> and .xsession?
The difference... well... for your intents and purposes, .xinitrc is
run via 'startx', while .xsession is used by xdm. But that's not really
a good answer to the question. Google will be your friend here.
> How would I fix it for gdm?
> Thanks again!
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