[Techtalk] X doesn't start after Xfree86 upgrade

Caitlyn Martin caitlynmaire at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 13 13:39:37 EST 2003

On 13 Aug 2003 23:10:26 +0930
Robyn Manning <rmanning at adam.com.au> wrote:

> There's a configuration file somewhere that starts either gnomesession
> or startke, these are started after 'X' has started which is where
> you're getting to with the grey screen.


Check what's in there.  It should say something like DESKTOP="GNOME"

You may also want to check the script that calls this and actually
brings up the WM.  It's /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients  You might want to pass
along the contents to the list.  (FWIW, this is the file you modify to
choose something other than Gnome or KDE.)

Also, if X is actually managing to start but then hanging, you may have
a .xsession-errors file with useful information in your home directory.

What version of Red Hat is this, BTW?  

All the best,

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