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Old 03-13-2006, 03:50 AM   #1
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Greeter Program crashing


Hi,

I run FC4 and recently when I try to log on I get the message 'greeter program appears to be crashing, I will attempt to use another one'

Now this has been working fine for months and it has just happened out of the blue. Anyone have any idea why and where I should look to fix it. What text file defines it or how to update/repair it

Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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what greeter program are you using? (does FC4 use KDE or Gnome?) The problem appears to be in the program itself, not in the actual X session. Try logging into a command line session and issuing a "startx" command. Hope this can get you into at least a session without a greeter.
 
Old 03-15-2006, 01:23 AM   #3
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My FC4 has both Gnome and KDE installed, both up to date, recently checked with yum. The automatic greeter program I believe is GDM (how would I check?)

I mainly use KDE and managed to change a setting from the graphical greeter program to a standard greeter (which is just a plain (still graphical) log in box).

Now there is nothing wrong with logging in this way (and it is not crashing) but it just doesnt make sense, I've tried reinstalling GDM and still the same crash happens. I'm more worried about it happening again and not having a backup greeter to atleast log on with.

The information I'd actually love to have is where the greeter settings are located in FC4 and how to modify them. Thanks for any hep you can give me
 
Old 03-15-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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have you tried reinstalling GDM from the FC4 cd's? I think its just an RPM install away. Hopefully the reinstall from CD will work, but if not...I think that the one you are currently using to login (the WRONG one) is KDM. Not sure how to set it in FC4. In Arch, there is a text file located at /etc/inittab which defines both what runlevel to boot into and which login manager to use, but Im not sure if any other distro uses this setup. Hope this helps.
 
  


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