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Old 04-17-2008, 09:04 AM
Johann Spies
Default gdm/kdm/wdm-problem: wrong rc.init order?

Over the last few years I have found this on several Debian computers
and occasionaly also on an Ubuntu PC:

When booting to a graphical user interface using the displaymanagers
mentioned in the subject line, I end up with a computer that does not
respond to any keyboard action on the login screen. My workaround
lately is to then use the mouse to select the xmcd-chooser, cancel it
when it comes up and then I can login. Otherwise I just configure my
computer not to start up with one of those display managers and use
startx or start one of them by hand. (eg. /etc/init.d/gdm start).

I suppose this is a bug, but that is not the case on every
computer. I have Debian Lenny on two PC's and on a laptop and it is
only happening on one PC. Both PC's in this case using 64-bit setups.

Any idea on what is causing it?

Johann Spies Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

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