To the gdm programmers. Thanks and congratulations
for this great gnome contribution.
I just subscribed to this list so maybe I ask for the obvious.
For many years I update my systems with latest software
(including latest gnome sources) and recently, for some
obscure reason, I can no longer start gdm. It loops
attempting and shows a dialog to disable attempts to
run the X server. Since I update things daily, it is
hard to tell exactly whan things broke, I guess
last week or two.
I can run startx or X manually.
So maybe the issue is exactly that I run software
which is too recent (again the latest one in gnome/source,
mostly named 2.1.x)?
I can email the gdm.conf and the syslogs with debugging
on. Such debugs seem to tell me that the greeter died
(and therefore, no doubt, also the X server).
I once tried to run X and then the greeter manually.
It kind of worked but I could not input my username.