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    GDM keeps restarting but it's already running


    I need HELP! All 4 processors on my PC are running at >40% even though there are no processes listed as using much cpu. I think it's something to do with GDM since in the /var/log/messages file I just get continuously :

    'GDM already running. Aborting!'

    It seems as through GDM is continuously trying to restart event though it's already open. I've tried killing all gdm and 'gdm-stop' which takes me back to the login in screen but when I login the same thing is still happening.

    I'm running fc6 and I'm pretty new to linux so please answer in simple terms.


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    Ok.. found the quick solution is to run the following script as root sometime after boot.

    fdm_PID=`ps -C prefdm -o pid=`
    kill -9 $fdm_PID

    It kills GDM properly. I would still like to solve this problem long term - i.e. stop it trying to restart in the first place, any ideas?


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