Re: Failed to start the display server several times in a short time period; disabling display :0
- From: Marc Duponcheel <marc offline be>
- To: George <jirka 5z com>
- Cc: gdm sunsite dk
- Subject: Re: Failed to start the display server several times in a short time period; disabling display :0
- Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:14:47 +0100
As sudden as the problem came it also went away.
Really, it is a bit of an unsolved mystery to me.
On the other hand, there are so many updates I implement per week
that it is difficult to pinpoint which one could have improved
I recall having removed some old looking dot files (fearing they
could be inappropriate and hopeing they would be reconstructed
correctly) and I have also rebuilt font.* files.
For the rest, I just install the latest updates.
Thanks for your valuable time.
On 2003 Jan 06, George wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 12:19:57AM +0100, Marc Duponcheel wrote:
> > > Hmmm, can you try running gdmgreeter instead of gdmlogin?
> > I tried it (forgot to mention, sorry) and it looped and bailed out as well.
> > I just captured a debug enable=true syslog and it looks similar.
> > It seems like the SIGUSR2 handling between processess is somewhat broken.
> That is quite possible. The slave process does some fairly nasty things that
> just happen to work. The problem being that dealing with X/Unix nicely is
> fairly nasty to begin with :)
> > I admit that I should not run all that latest stuff.
> Perhaps try downgrading glibc and/or the kernel and see if that changes
> anything. Perhaps if it is broken SIGUSR2 usage, some new code there might
> have triggered such problems (at it would be nice to work with newest
> versions of those of course:)
> > By the way I am not complaining, (I am a big boy ;-)), all
> > I want to to is rapport and help.
> No problem. Reporting problems is a good thing.
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