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Old 12-25-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
DumbDuffer
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i have a problem with gdm


Hello,
i am in deep trouble.
i wanted to edit the login screen/gretter of gnome/kde.
i made some changes in the gdm.conf file located in \etc\x11\gdm\.
but, i forgot to make a backup, when i saved changes .and restarted the system, the x server couldn't start.

"FATAL SERVER ERROR:
XF860OPENCONSOLE:cannot open virtual console3(input/output error)"

i don't know whats the problem. i have replaced the origional edited file with the factory-gdm.conf but of no vail.i have to get my box working as soon as possible, i need all the help that experts over here can offer.
Plz help me fast.thanking in anticipation.
Regards.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 02:10 PM   #2
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remove the gdm package, then gdm configuration then reinstall gdm package
 
Old 12-25-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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but how do i accomplish this, as my system doesn't load , i mean , i cann't start kde nor gnome.
System is halted during the booting process saying that
INIT: xxxxx 3 respawning to fast:disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: xxxxx 4 respawning to fast:disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: xxxxx 5 respawning to fast:disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: xxxxx 6 respawning to fast:disabled for 5 minutes
Now , how do i get out of this state and remove the gdm package and then reinstall it?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 10:28 PM   #4
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while booting, give the option linux 3 to the kernel boot line.
Now it will boot into runlevel 3. the multiuser, command line interface.

login as root
remove packages using rpm -e gdm
or give siutable command if not using rpm based distros.

then remove any configuration files in /etc/x11/gdm/ (remember its forward slash "/" in Linux not "\")

the reinstall the rpm .

But if u need gui, then after u login as root, type startx.
 
  


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