I have tried it with both the standard and graphical greeters. I started out with the graphical greeter and changed to standard to see if thatwould fix it, but the problem remains. For a while, I just restarted from the gdm menu because I didn't realize it would let me switch vt's. So, theoretically, this should be fixed in a much anticipated update of gdm2?
E

From: Joe Marcus Clarke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

On Sun, 2003-02-16 at 12:58, Evan Dower wrote:
> When I log out of gnome, I get the following message:
> "The specified display number was busy, so this server was started on
> display 1."
> Then, gdm comes up, but I can't type. If I switch from vt8 to vt9, there's
> another gdm running and I can type into it. The gdm on vt8 then exits. If I
> log in and out again, I get the same message except with the display number
> incremented, and the behavior of vt8 and vt9 are switched (healthy new gdm
> on vt8, untypible old gdm on vt9). gdm is started from /etc/rc.d/gdm.sh
> I am running:
> FreeBSD lojak.u.washington.edu 5.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE #8: Sat Feb
> 1 12:55:11 PST 2003
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CUSTOM i386
> with all the latest gnome2 (including gdm2) and XFree86-4 from ports.
> :0.log and XFree86.0.log are included at the end of this message. The logs
> for other display numbers look much the same.

You're not the only one seeing this. It seems to be a simple fact of
the new gdm2. I haven't been able to isolate why it's happening, but
starting it from /etc/ttys doesn't help it. This may already be a known
bug with gdm. Are you running the graphical theme login, or the
standard one?

Joe

>
> Thanks in advance,
> Evan Dower
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