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    GDM Can not find/start X Server

    I have installed gdm & X server with all dependencies on my linux kernel.During kernel boot GDM is not able to find the X server.

    The error is as follows:
    GDM: Xserver not found: /etc/gdm/failsafeXServer :0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
    Error: Command could not be executed!
    Please install the X server or correct GDM configuration and restart GDM.gdm[1100]: WARNING: gdm_server_spawn: Xserver not found: /etc/gdm/failsafeXServer :0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7

    Please help.

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    May 2004
    Harrow, UK
    Try typing startx at your console. If you do have a configured X server, it should come up.
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