[blfs-support] black screen and cursor after installing gdm in blfs
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 12:06:36 PST 2012
James Pinto wrote:
> Ok tried the suggestions I uninstalled gdm reinstalled the caribou
> dependencies, then reinstalled caribou and then booted into blfs but I get
> the same oops error.
Generally 'oops' is a term for a kernel crash. I suspect you are not
using the term in that sense.
> But this time however when I booted using runlevel 3 and ran startx Gnome
> shell worked!
> Now I just cant get the gdm greeter screen to login, only the gnome
> wallpaper, I checked the gdm logs they've not been modified But I have
> atttached the new xorg log file annd also the link to it incase the attach
> doesnt work
I think you are making some progress since gnome worked, but I really
can't help any more. I personally don't have much use for any ?dm boot
system, so I don't have any experience with it. I have the same opinion
about 'Themes' and a graphical screen for grub. It's all eye candy for
items that are on the screen for a few seconds, not minutes or more.
That said, I can understand wanting to set up something like that for a
novice user. Hopefully someone else on the list can give you more help.
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