Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63956
gdm does not start after clean install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
I did a clean install and chose the graphical login. After booting, I get the
text login prompt. Starting gdm from the command line gives the message 'gdm
already running'. I am in runlevel 5.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. clean install with graphical login
2. login via text prompt
3. start gdm
Anything in syslog?
You're on virtual terminal 7?
I'm not in virtual terminal 7. In fact, pressing ctrl-alt-F7 doesn't do
anything. I have to start kdm to get X running.
Can't see anything in syslog, but I don't know whether I'm looking in the
correct file :~ I do get a logwatch mail about modules that couldn't be located
(ntfs, freentfs and several sound modules - probably due to my audigy) and about
insmod mousedev that failed because it already exists. I don't think any of that
is related though.
Was this still happening in 7.3?
Or if you try Limbo, is it happening there?
Any new details?
I got a similar bug for 7.3. gdm was starting, but reverting back to text mode.
We had run Xconfigurator and checked inittab and everything. Turns out the ip
address was from dhcp, but the guy had entered a hostname anyways. So when gdm
when to start, it couldn't authorize or whatever (that was in
/var/log/messages). The guy was able to start x manually, but it also
complained about not being able to look up the hostname. I added his hostname
to /etc/hosts, with the ip 127.0.0.1, and it worked. gdm now starts up at boot.
Not sure if that was a bad idea, pls let me know if there's a better way to
7.3 worked perfectly. I still get the insmod mousedev failed message, but the
mouse works correctly, so I don't know what the problem is.
I'll try limbo in a few days.
Comments sound like this is fixed, reopen if still in 8.0.