trouble getting x11 xdm to work
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Mon Nov 10 23:17:12 PST 2008
On Tuesday 11 November 2008 00:56:29 Fbsd1 wrote:
> Polytropon wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:21:38 +0800, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> >> Also created the .xsessions file in the users home directory.
> > The file is ~/.xsession, without an s at the end. I assume
> > that csh is your login shell. Put these in your ~/.xsession:
> > #!/bin/csh
> > source ~/.cshrc
> > exec ~/.xinitrc
> > This sources your individual user setting from .cshrc and the
> > executes .xinitrc (trivial, isn't it?) to control how the startuo
> > of your xsession will go.
> > Make sure both files (.xinitrc and .xsession) are +x attribute.
> >> Keep getting this console error message hundreds of times
> >> init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/ttyv8, sleeping 30 second
> > Hey, I saw this one... but I'm not sure how I solved it. Is your
> > /etc/hosts and hostname set correctly? I think it was something
> > like this, something I would never had put in any combination
> > with X...
> > By the way, in order to try if xdm is working correctly it can be
> > started directly by the command "xdm" anytime.
> I had ~/.xsession spelled correctly in the directory. Just typo error in
> email. Changed the contents of ~/.xsession as you posted. Still no joy.
> /etc/hosts file is correct.
> Running release 7.0. When i enter xdm on command line of root nothing
> happens. ps ax command shows no xdm running.
> Still getting error msg
> init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/ttyv8, sleeping 30 second
That's why. xdm can't get the display. Set on to off in /etc/ttys for ttyv8,
kill -HUP 1 and if the message does not stop, reboot the machine. Then start
by running xdm from the command line (as root) and
inspect /var/log/Xorg.0.log if no screen comes up.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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