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Date:      Tue, 01 Jul 1997 09:24:36 +0300
From:      Nadav Eiron <>
To:        Chris Wood <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: xdm trouble
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Chris Wood wrote:
> I have installed the latest version of XFree86 (3.3), and I can use
> startx and xinit.
> When I try to use xdm, the login screen come up fine, but after
> enetering the login and
> password, the screen goes blank for a moment then comes back to the
> login screen.

Make sure that ~/.xsession (if it exists) is executeable. Also take a
look at .xsession-errors (or .xdm-errors if it doesn't even get around
to starting xsession for some reason). Most of the time, this means your
.xsession crashed (remember, when .xsession exists, your session ends!)

> I an also having trouble installing ports for X.  When doing make, it
> stops with an error
> that it can't find the file xpm.h. I tried to install the graphic/xpm
> port and the same error
> occurred.  Did I miss something i the initial FreeBSD installation?
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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