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Old 02-03-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
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Desktop does not start

Hi All,

This morning I started my RedHat box but after I entered username and the password the screen just freezes but the mouse is working.

Well I tried to use "XFree86 -configure", but after that I tried again the same problem still there.

I check the values of "DISPLAY" and "DISPLAYMANANGER" variables both of them were empty so I set the "DISPLAY=:0" and "DISPLAYMANAGER=xdm" and exported them but nothing new.

I checked the "/etc/hosts" file cause I thought maybe the Xserver can not resolve my machine address but the file was unchanged and fine.

I wonder how this problem has happened and how can I work it out.

Thank you all fellows.
Old 02-03-2004, 07:56 AM   #2
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Not much idea really, but might try right-clicking and double clicking and middle clicking. Might be an idea to do:
to see what processes are running.
Old 02-03-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
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Can you log in as root? If so, that would narrow it down to either a permissions problem or a problem with some specific settings that user has.


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