recently I installed the Gnome 2.6 port on my machine, and everything works just fine when I start X via startx. However, when I try to start gdm (using /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d/gdm.sh) as display manager i get an error pop-up with the following text:
"The greeter program appears to be crashing. I will try to use another one."
This repeats a few times until I get the chance to kill the gdm process. Checking the messages log, I see the following warnings:
Apr 21 17:27:13 morreion gdmgreeter: greeter_parse_config: No configuration file: /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf. Using defaults. Apr 21 17:27:51 morreion gdmgreeter: greeter_parse_config: No configuration file: /usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/gdm.conf. Using defaults.
These confuse me because gdm.conf is exactly at the specified location and it's world readable so gdm should have no problem at all reading the file.
I tried to turn on the extra debugging in gdm.conf but since it won't read the darn file, I won't get extra debug output.
Is that a file from a previous version of gdm? Maybe the syntax has changed, and the error message is just\ misleading.
The gdm package/ port comes with a sample ...
pkg_info -L gdm2-220.127.116.11_1 | grep gdm.conf/usr/X11R6/etc/gdm/factory-gdm.conf
which you could copy in to place and see if that works better.
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