[x11] XDM Configuration
john at jupiter.com
Tue Jan 30 11:54:20 PST 2007
That was quick!
You still did not answer my question about xdm-errors. Both xdm and the
X server messages are directed there and are usually informative when a
display connection is broken.
If xdm puts you back in the login prompt as soon as you logon, you are
probably having a problem with the user or the server authorizations,
not authentication. Try "xset +" and see if it complains or solves your
If not, you can always use the debugger. You are, after all, in the
Jim Gifford wrote:
> 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) ;-)
>> 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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