From: Michael Brown [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] I broke my graphical login...
Hey, that was me and it was a useful test! :-)
We now know that X is working and that gdm is listening for XDMCP but is
not accepting any connections. Name resolution has (just about) been
eliminated as a potential cause and this is useful because name resolution
accounts for approximately 50% of all problems. I don't know about the
internals of GDM, but it seems as though it's an access control issue.
Does GDM use xdm's configuration files or does it have its own?
Has someone suggested checking /usr/X11/libb/X11/xdm/Xservers (or the gdm equivalent)?
It needs a line in specifying the 'local' xserver - something like '0:
local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt07'.
You can run xdm/gdm on a machine without a local Xserver, so that only remote machines
have a graphical interface.
Also has whoever had the problem tried dropping back to xdm (in /etc/rc.config). Does
this have the same problem?