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Old 01-25-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
sfaae
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Gnome login problem!


I just recently installed Debian 3.0 r4 and I'm having problems getting logged into the Gnome display manager.

I have several questions regarding this:

When my Debian boots up, the default display manager Gnome, automatically starts up.
1) Where can I modify which one's supposed to be default?

The display manager login window comes up. This is where I have problems. I enter my username and password, and click OK. Then the screen flickers and goes black for one second, and then comes back to the exact same login window. I can't get further!
2) What is wrong?

I have checked .gnome-errors file in my homedir, and the last line there says something interesting:
Code:
/usr/bin/gnome-session: No such file or directory
Does this have something to do with it?

One more question:
3) How do I kill the login window, and get back to the terminal login? I've tried changing to another screen with CTRL+ALT+F1, and then 'kill pid', but the login window still lives.


I'd really appreciate some tips here, guys!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Hi there!

It's been a while since I used Debian, but IIRC, in order to select a new display manager you should type xf86config at the terminal.

As for going to a terminal login, try hitting Ctrl+Alt+F1.

Hope this helps.

Will
 
Old 01-25-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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No, that's not the answers I was looking for. Need more specific information! I have run xf86config several times to set up display adapter etc, so that the X-server functions properly. Now the problem is still getting logged in, as mentioned in my first post...!

Anyone else knows something about this?
 
  


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