gdm murdered mysteriously starting RedHat 7.1 - X OK?
I have a fresh installation of Redhat 7.1. I got X (XFree86) working fine. I installed a few new fonts via gnorpm, and then ran sndconfig. It didn't want to be run in X so I ctrl-alt-bcksp'd out of X to configure my soundcard. This was successful. I then tried to restart X (startx). This bought up the redhat desktop but then flickered into a grey screen with a working mouse pointer but nothing else. My XF86Config file wasn't changed, according to the mod time. Now when I start linux at init level 5, or run startx as a user account, I get the desktop appearing then disappearing, and a grey screen. If I kill it (ctrl-alt-bcksp), I get 'gdm murdered suspiciously'. If I start X as root, I get a working desktop session. Can't find any problems with dmesg or in var/log/messages. Driving me mad - help please!