After a clean installation of beta2, gdm failed to start. The background
image appeared, but at the point that the login dialog should have
appeared, it died and respawned the X server. It continued to do this
over and over until I rebooted the system. The log in /var/gdm/ indicated
that the connection to the server was refused (I don't have the exact text
pbrown - this is the problem I was telling you about where the 75DPI fonts are
not being installed. GDM is looking for helvetica and not finding it. We are
going to patch GDM to default down to other fonts but this is a problem with
those fonts not being installed moreso a GDM problem
*** Bug 13021 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
getting the same problem here.., but XFree86-75dpi-fonts IS installed
and "xfs" IS running
gdm just restarts, while xdm works fine (didn't test kdm BTW)
on /var/gdm there is a core file of "gdmlogin" (signal 11)
the message on /var/gmd/0:Log tells :
could not open default font 'fixed'
It seems that the XFree86-75dpi-fonts postinstall script fails to add it to the
xfs fontpath. I inserted it in /etc/X11/fs/config like this:
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,
gdm seems to work after doing this.
This was fixed in the 0.29+ XFree86 packages; the %post scripts
for the fonts were missing.