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What happens if you use GDM instead of KDM?

-Mark

On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, Patrick Stockton wrote:

> I've got a Mandrake 8.2 install that periodically will stop reponding after
> logging in.  It will prompt for username and password and then just sit
> there.  I can't switch between virtual terminals nor give a CTRL+ALT+DEL to
> cleanly shut the system down.  The only thing I am able to do is power cycle
> the box.
>
> This happens no matter how I'm logging either via the console, graphical X
> via KDM,  remote SSH, or a Webmin login.
>
> Now even though the login I'm attemping has stopped responding all kernel
> level networking still works because the box still acts as the internet
> gateway for the rest of my client boxes just fine.
>
> I've run Linux in the form of one distro or another for as long as I've had
> this box which I built in the summer of '98.  I really don't think it's a
> hardware issue but maybe I'm wrong.  The install is failry stock.  The
> kernel is 2.4.18-6mdk (Mandrake's default kernel).  The hard drive is
> formatted with ext3 and supermount is enabled on the removable drives.  For
> simplicity's sake I used Mandrakes internet sharing utility which installs
> DHCP server, Bind namecashing, and sets up the appropriate filtering rules
> between the cable modem and the lan.
>
> I would realy appreicate any help in tracking down why this is happening.
>
> Patrick
>
>
>
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