gdmgreeter locking display
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 10:11:45AM -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
> As previously reported, after installing Gnome and Xorg the X-Window
> startup was trapped in a loop before login and top -i showed root
> running a program gdmgreeter with a continuously changing pid.
> Purging Gnome and Xorg and rebooting did not solve the problem.
> Running apt-get autoremove removed a large number of unused programs
> that were part of the Gnome installation. After these were removed the
> problem disappeared and the combination of gdm and icewm worked as
Good to know it works. Just a comment: purging gnome and xorg didn't
help because they are just metapackages created only to pull the other
relevant packages. But then the autoremove did the trick, because no
packages were depending on the packages to be removed.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.