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Did you ever find a solution to this issue? I'm getting the same error in a similar situation. [email]adykespanix.com[/email] (Al Dykes) wrote in message news:<bcpqai$c1g$1panix2.panix.com>... > during startup gdm service reports that it's failed to start. I have no > idea how to truobleshoot this. Can someone point me in the right direction. > > I've installed Suse 8.2 (commercial copy) and downloaded the latest > gnome in the form of Ximian desktop 2 and installed it. So far > linux and Ximian are working fine but if I click on My Computer I > get "The catalog view encountered ...

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    Default Re: gdm failed to startup - how do I troubleshoot ?

    Did you ever find a solution to this issue? I'm getting the same
    error in a similar situation.

    [email]adykespanix.com[/email] (Al Dykes) wrote in message news:<bcpqai$c1g$1panix2.panix.com>...
    > during startup gdm service reports that it's failed to start. I have no
    > idea how to truobleshoot this. Can someone point me in the right direction.
    >
    > I've installed Suse 8.2 (commercial copy) and downloaded the latest
    > gnome in the form of Ximian desktop 2 and installed it. So far
    > linux and Ximian are working fine but if I click on My Computer I
    > get "The catalog view encountered an error while starting up" which doesn't
    > sound like it's related and is a seperate issue.
    >
    > FWIW this is my first Linux machine and I've had very little experience
    > ing around with X.
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions ?
    >
    > Thanks
    Troy Pomroy Guest

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    Default Re: gdm failed to startup - how do I troubleshoot ?

    [email]adykespanix.com[/email] (Al Dykes) wrote in message news:<bcpqai$c1g$1panix2.panix.com>...
    > during startup gdm service reports that it's failed to start. I have no
    > idea how to truobleshoot this. Can someone point me in the right direction.
    >
    > I've installed Suse 8.2 (commercial copy) and downloaded the latest
    > gnome in the form of Ximian desktop 2 and installed it. So far
    > linux and Ximian are working fine but if I click on My Computer I
    > get "The catalog view encountered an error while starting up" which doesn't
    > sound like it's related and is a seperate issue.
    >
    > FWIW this is my first Linux machine and I've had very little experience
    > ing around with X.
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions ?
    >
    > Thanks
    Have a look in the log files, "google" on the error messages as much
    as you can, then post your findings.
    Xyerp Guest

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