[TriLUG] Graphical Login Help
Paul D. Boyle
Fri, 31 May 2002 11:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-05-31 at 10:42, Paul D. Boyle wrote:
> > That's what it is. SuSE uses the same run level designators
> > as Redhat.
> > Is there some file buried somewhere in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/lib
> > or /etc/X11/ hierarchies at which I should be looking?
> > Some more detail: I had placed /opt on a seperate file system
> Do you have kde on the /opt disk? I know this is the "recommended"
> place to put it, but redhat and mandrake put it in /usr. I don't
> know what SuSE does. If so, then it would make sense that
> it wouldn't work because it couldn't get to KDM.
Yes, it is on the /opt disk.
> Mandrake (and I assume redhat, perhaps) has a little script in
> /etc/X11 called prefdm that chooses which display manager you
> use. You might check there. It's possible that if it couldn't
> find KDM it rewrote some configuration file. Are GDM or XDM
> also installed on this machine?
Yes. for a little while XDM was running as the login. When I
tried to get KDM running again, then that's when it dropped to text mode
login (despite thinking it was at level 5)
> Hmm... it appears that on Mandrake, the choice of which display
> manager is controlled by the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file. YMMV
> on SuSE, though.
The distributions differ quite a bit at this level.
> I would also look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log just after you boot
> up. If X is giving any error messages they will be there.
The funny thing is that before I rebooted I deleted all the XFree86.*.log
files. When I rebooted, there was no XFree86.1.log file created. When
I started X via 'startx', it did create a log file. This suggests to
me that X isn't even starting on boot up.
Scratching my Head,
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