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Old 12-16-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
fatrandy13
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X display manager not starting


i have been using knoppix std for a while and today i formatted and reinstalled it. after install, it says "Not starting X display manager. It is not the defualt display manager" so it allows me to log on using no gui...so i type

/etc/init.d/xdm start

and i get the same message.. anyone know how to make X the defualt display manager, or any other suggestions...i'm a little in the dark on this one...thanx

also i see it says /var/run/xdm.pid not found....

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Old 12-16-2004, 02:12 AM   #2
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It should be trying to start kdm

Does the file /etc/X11/default-display-manager exist ? if so make sure this is set to kdm.

Try runnng kdm as root from the console.

I'm not sure why you have no xdm though.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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well, actually fluxbox is the defualt window manager, but thats not even the problem... X won't even start....all i get to do is log in and i just have a console, thats it.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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See if "xhost" can help you out.

For more details --->#man xhost
 
Old 12-16-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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well i took the poor mans way out...i formatted and reinstalled...voula, problem solved.... thanx for your help guys
 
  


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