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Old 03-30-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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X problems after upgrade


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After fully installing and setting up Slackware 9.1 I used swaret to upgrade to the 'current' distribution. However, now when my computer boots X loads and gets to the grey fuzzy screen with a busy mouse cursor but GDM never loads. I've tried using xf86config to re-setup X but it didn't change anything, so I don't know if this is a problem with X or one or the login managers or KDE/gnome. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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Hit "ctrl+alt+f6", login as root, open up /etc/rc.d/rc.4, and comment out the lines for GDM. It will revert to KDM. I won't garuntee that this will work, but it will help us with your problem.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:13 PM   #3
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I tried that, but KDM doesn't load either... I also tried re-installing x, but that didn't help. Is there some way to check if X is even trying to load GDM/KDM?

The upgrade did bring me from KDE 3.1 to 3.2, and GNOME was also upgraded among other things so maybe some directories changed/broke?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:17 PM   #4
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Did you try XDM?
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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How do you try to switch to GDM? do you do init 4, gdm, or what? Can you run startx?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:06 PM   #6
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Hmm... interestingly enough, I restarted my computer and this time KDM loaded fine. I still haven't tried to switch to GDM yet, but I think it might have been the problem.
 
  


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