Re: GDM Crashing/Closing

On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 05:16:04PM -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> It happens occasionally that when I log into GNOME from GDM, then log
> out, GDM/X closes down, and I'm left at a login prompt.  Logging in as
> root and typing
> init 3; init 5; exit
> fixes it (ya, I know, there are easier ways, but I'm lazy and it's short
> to type).
> I don't see any errors in /var/log/XFree86.log.0 or /var/log/messages,
> and I don't see and GDM specific log files.  Where can I find more
> information on why this keeps happening?

Can you turn on debugging in your /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf (or perhaps it is
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf in mandrake, dunno)  There is a section called Debug
or something like that.  Then you'll get a lot more messages in

> Sometimes when I log out of GNOME (if I'm only in it for a short time)
> GDM restarts at a login window like it should.  I see the problem with
> any user (although only one user is really ever used), and all desktop
> environments (I think, I don't use any others for extended periods of
> time).

It seems pretty weird and something which I haven't seen in a very long
time.  It would probably be the main daemon hanging somewhere.  Try the above
and mail me the gdm output from /var/log/messages in private email.


George <jirka 5z com>
   You have the right not to be killed,
   Murder is a crime!  Unless it was done by a policeman or an aristocrat.
                       -- The Clash

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