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  1. X startup issue

    Greetings all,

    I'm having problems with my Debian system, I have been attempting to get
    various pieces of software to work and I'm facing an error.

    I suspect the problem was an attempt to install glibc 3.2, as I have seen
    something similar before and did not get around it.

    When my system starts up, GDM appears, I log in, the screen goes black, then
    suddenly the gray "x" screen appears, black again, and I am back to GDM to
    login.

    I was also having a problem during my last session with preferences saving
    properly. Mozilla and Pan were each forcing me to re-insert all my settings
    each time the applications were started.

    Previous to this, I had one encounter where I started MOL before logging in,
    this occurred, so I shutdown MOL and the login worked fine. However, I have
    not started MOL this time.

    I'm a newbie here, trying to learn it all...
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    `weal


  2. Re: X startup issue

    Hi,

    On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 10:14:16 -0700, Weal wrote:

    > When my system starts up, GDM appears, I log in, the screen goes black, then
    > suddenly the gray "x" screen appears, black again, and I am back to GDM to
    > login.
    >
    > I was also having a problem during my last session with preferences saving
    > properly. Mozilla and Pan were each forcing me to re-insert all my settings
    > each time the applications were started.


    One thing worth checking is free disk space. Your prefs etc will fail to
    save with very little warning if your disk is full.

    Try creating another user and logging in with that. If that works there
    could be some bad ¨preferences¨ or a permissions error.

    Nick


  3. Re: X startup issue

    Indeed! It was a disk space error! Oh my, I guess I did not specify a
    good partition size when I decided to take on this Linux mission. My
    current disk space is about 2.88 GB.

    I suppose I should be able to resize some HFS+ drives, but there is no
    way to dynamically change the size of a linux partition is there? I
    would hate to do this all over again... Again.

    Thanks for the prompt reply, I'll be back with ALSA problems soon.

    `ry weal

    On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 12:32:00 -0700, Nick Brooker wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 10:14:16 -0700, Weal wrote:
    >
    >> When my system starts up, GDM appears, I log in, the screen goes black,
    >> then suddenly the gray "x" screen appears, black again, and I am back
    >> to GDM to login.
    >>
    >> I was also having a problem during my last session with preferences
    >> saving properly. Mozilla and Pan were each forcing me to re-insert all
    >> my settings each time the applications were started.

    >
    > One thing worth checking is free disk space. Your prefs etc will fail
    > to save with very little warning if your disk is full.
    >
    > Try creating another user and logging in with that. If that works there
    > could be some bad ¨preferences¨ or a permissions error.
    >
    > Nick


  4. Re: X startup issue

    > I suppose I should be able to resize some HFS+ drives, but there is no
    > way to dynamically change the size of a linux partition is there? I
    > would hate to do this all over again... Again.


    Googleing for "ext2 resize":

    Since you are using Debian I assume you have ext2 (or ext3, same thing
    with journaling).

    BTW there is also linux.debian.ports.powerpc, the mail2news twoway
    mirrored mailing list. Requires registration though at
    .

    -Thomas


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