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Date:      Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:13:11 -0500
From:      "Bob Stump" <bob@stumpweb.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: xdm looping error
Message-ID:  <000001be7340$5e70bb20$01fba8c0@bob-pc>
In-Reply-To: <OF274472FD.A13CE35C-ON86256739.005B1B42@lotus.com>

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>-----Original Message-----
...
>whenever I implement xdm from root, it loops back onto
>itself.  In other
>words,
>xdm starts, I log in (either as myusername or root), type in the
>appropriate password,
>and then:
>   1) Screen blanks out for a sec
>   2) X Window "seems" to start (i.e. the grey background
>comes up for a
>split second)
>   3) The login screen appears again, and I have to login again
>   4) Repeats 1-3 again...and again...again...

It sounds like there's something in your window manager's config that
won't let the window manager start up; some typo or something
- I've had that happen...
which window manager are you using from .xsession ?

Bob Stump
bob@stumpweb.com



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