On Thursday,  2 January 2003 at 14:52:22 +0100, Marcel Stangenberger wrote:
>> Ugh, hopefully it won't come to that :-(  You might have been onto
>> something with your comment about lock files -- XFree86 creates various
>> hidden files in /tmp, for instance I have:
>>      .ICE-unix/
>>      .X0-lock
>>      .X110unix/
>> You might try deleting all of those (if you have them) and restarting xdm
>> again.  I'm not entirely sure it'll help, but it's worth a try.
> I tried doing that, but it didn't work either.
> I just uninstalled XFree86 and recompiled and installed it from the ports
> (thank god for fast computers), but it still isn't working.

You don't solve problems by frantic activity.  You can be pretty sure
that this would not fix the problem.

> i don't see what is wrong, a friend of mine just said the only
> solution is to reinstall the entire machine, but i don't really
> consider that to be an option.

Does your friend do Microsoft?

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