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Old 11-24-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy mdv 2007 Windowmaker starts then dies within seconds (like logout and returns to kdm)

As per title, basically windowmaker does not work
in my mandriva 2007 (fresh install and not a cover dvd). It starts, you can see the icones and background in a flash, I for desktop 1 flashes
then it is like an automatic logout, and I am back to kdm

Googling reveals some problems due to 3d
I used to run 3d, but I have disabled a while ago
through drak3d. Maybe should try to disable transparency as well

Am looking for clues in

I cannot get <alt><ctrl><f1> to display
properly (got garbage lines, I think it is because of the dvi plug, I need to use the vga to have txt mode working with my ati radeon 9250) to try to see what the log files may say

Does windowmaker has a dedicated log file?

This is a bit odd, so I wonder if other people
have come accros this.
Will post solution if I find one

Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 11-24-2006 at 01:22 AM.


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