Transition from Debian

Robbo ml at
Thu Oct 20 21:38:26 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 17:26 -0400, David A. Cobb wrote:
> Or, maybe it's a kernel 2.6.10 vs 2.6.12 issue.

> This is much more likely to be a configuration problem than a kernel
> problem.  So, unless someone can say "Oh, yeah, that happened to me and
> it was . . . ."  let me start by asking how I can "instrument" my system
> to get useful debugging information out for the GDM/Gnome startup functions.
> Just in case it may be worth something, I CAN log root into a "Fail-safe
> Terminal Session."  But nothing I do will let me get the GUI up on 2.6.12.

When on the GDM screen click on sessions and select fail-safe terminal, login and a terminal screen will pop up.  If you type in gnome-session, it will start gnome up but you'll get all the start up info, etc.

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