Hoary GDM Problem

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Tue May 10 04:00:36 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-10-05 at 11:54 +1000, Russell Cook wrote:
> > > my fathers machine has been running for a few weeks. All has been well
> > > except this morning, he rang with a GDM problem. GDM starts, gets to the
> > > pizza symbol and NEVER moves on.
> > > 
> > > I've killed X, used startx  from his account or mine and X is ok. I've
> > > changed the graphical greeter in case that was corrupted but it made no
> > > change. I've had a quick look at /var/log/messages and dmesg and can't
> > > see anything there that looks like a graphics problem, besides X works
> > > from startx.
> > > 
> > >  From the startx X session I ran Synaptic and did a reinstall of GDM and
> > > GDM-themes. Still no luck.
> > > 
> > > The GDM log doesn't seem any different to my working machine so no clues
> > > there.
> > > 
> > > Any advice would be appreciated.

if it is a gdm problem, maybe the error or problem would show up in one
of the log files in  /var/log/gdm


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