Hi, I'm currently using GNOME 2.4 on Slack 9.1, and have been running it fine for a while. I was trying to install something (gDesklets) which highlighted a problem with my GL libraries amongst other stuff, so I decided to use a normal /etc/X11/XF86Config file instead of the framebuffered (FBDEV) version and try to sort them out.
I ran xf86config, chose everything that is correct, then edited the file manually to point to the latest nvidia drivers for my card (GeForce4 MX440) as I have done many times before - I rebooted, and voila! GDM comes up in beloved 1600x1200.
Now my problem is, any account that was created before I made the change (including root) now cannot login to GDM. It comes up with an invalid username/password message. The passwords and logins are correct because I have created a new user account (which works), and once inside GNOME I can login as root using a nested window (Xnest) and I can su to root in a terminal.
I couldn't even do that before, so I deleted /tmp/.X0-lock and /tmp/.X20-lock which then allowed me to login using Xnest, but not into the main instance of GDM?
Is there a lock file that I am missing at all?