[x11] XDM Configuration

Jim Gifford maillist at jg555.com
Tue Jan 30 11:43:08 PST 2007

John Klingler wrote:
> What, exactly, do you mean by "restart"? Is it cycling normally or 
> crashing and being respawned by the kernel? You may simply be having a 
> problem with the user id you are logging in with. Try another user id.
> Were there any messages in the /var/log/xdm-errors? Depending on your 
> OS, this file might be located elsewhere, as specified in the 
> xdm-config file in /etc/X11/xdm. However, that might be located 
> somewhere else as well. The default, according to the man page, is
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/. Before XFree86 it was /usr/lib/X11/xdm. These 
> are just symbolic links.
> Between the man page and the config files you should have no trouble 
> configuring xdm. (FLW) ;-)
> John
> Jim Gifford wrote:
>> I've been trying to sort out over the last few weeks how to get xdm 
>> working. I'm able to get a login prompt, accept a password, but then 
>> it restarts.
>> Is there any documentation on how to configure xdm?
The problem is that I can get a successful logon, then it goes right 
back to logon screen without attempting to do anything else. I've 
compiled everything from sources myself, everything else works perfectly 
except for xdm.  I've tried as a root user and as non-root user, the 
same thing occurs.

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