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Re: setting up gdm

Hi Jeremy,

On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Al - image hosting services wrote:
> > It has been a long time since I have used X. Since I am donating an AMD
> > system to Habitat for Humanity for them to use a samba server, I thought
> > since they only seem to know anything about windows I would install X,
> > basically for a graphical login. I think I have used some linux distro
> > where on the graphical login there was an option to shutdown. My son said
> > I should probably use gdm, so I installed that through pkgsrc (of course,
> > it installed gnome), although x starts, I can't get it to use gnome or
> > give me a graphic login. I have googled and googled and tried many
> > different things, but nothing so far has helped. It seemed like when I set
> > this up like 5 or 6 years ago it wasn't real hard, I just can't get it to
> > work now. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
> How did you start X?
> Did you run gdm? (Or X? or startx or xinit? or other?)

I am starting X with "startx", but I didn't do anything to configure it.
It seems like I used Xfree86 in the past, but I can't even find it in the

I also tried putting in gdm=YES into rc.conf, but it only gives errors
into the messages log:

Jun 24 14:42:15 grace gdm-binary[98]: WARNING: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler:
Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Jun 24 14:42:21 grace gdm-binary[882]: WARNING: Failed to start X server
several times in a short time period; disabling display :0


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