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Old 03-04-2012, 08:02 PM
Grant
 
Default xdm doesn't try to start (Gentoo issue)

I have two hardware-identical laptops exhibiting different behavior
WRT xdm. xdm doesn't try to start automatically on one of the laptops
but does on the other. On the one that does not start xdm, I get this
on startup:

# rc-update -s | grep xdm
xdm | default
# /etc/init.d/xdm status
* status: stopped
# /etc/init.d/xdm start

and xdm/lightdm starts just fine. What could be the problem? It
works perfectly on the other laptop.

- Grant
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:30 PM
walt
 
Default xdm doesn't try to start (Gentoo issue)

On 03/04/2012 01:02 PM, Grant wrote:
> I have two hardware-identical laptops exhibiting different behavior
> WRT xdm. xdm doesn't try to start automatically on one of the laptops
> but does on the other. On the one that does not start xdm, I get this
> on startup:
>
> # rc-update -s | grep xdm
> xdm | default
> # /etc/init.d/xdm status
> * status: stopped
> # /etc/init.d/xdm start
>
> and xdm/lightdm starts just fine. What could be the problem? It
> works perfectly on the other laptop.

There is a switch in /etc/rc.conf called rc_logger. Maybe turning
it on will give you some useful info.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:50 PM
Alex Schuster
 
Default xdm doesn't try to start (Gentoo issue)

Grant writes:

> I have two hardware-identical laptops exhibiting different behavior
> WRT xdm. xdm doesn't try to start automatically on one of the laptops
> but does on the other. On the one that does not start xdm, I get this
> on startup:
>
> # rc-update -s | grep xdm
> xdm | default
> # /etc/init.d/xdm status
> * status: stopped
> # /etc/init.d/xdm start
>
> and xdm/lightdm starts just fine. What could be the problem? It
> works perfectly on the other laptop.

Is there any error in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, before you start xdm manually?
Watch during boot which services are being started after xdm, maybe xdm
depends on something that is not available yet. You could add the needed
service to the depend() function in /etc/init.d/xdm in this case.

Wonko
 

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