Struggling with gnome 2.18.3

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Sat Aug 25 09:44:37 PDT 2007

On 8/25/07, Georgina Joyce <gena-j at> wrote:
> That doesn't say too much. Could you try running gdm with debugging?
> Try adding the following to /etc/gnome/2.18.3/gdm/custom.conf (the
> [debug] group may already exist):
> [debug]
> Enable=true
> Done that.
> Then run gdm (as root) and don't let it fork:
> gdm -nodaemon
> Sorry, I don't know what fork means in this context.  So don't know how to stop it.

It means to detach from the current process. This means that it will
stay on the terminal you started it at. You stop it with Ctrl-C.

> Whatever I try I cannot get any output having added the debug
> arguments. Nothing is printed to STDOUT or file.

OK, I guess it still logs to syslog. Look in /var/log/sys.log again.
There should be a lot more information that hopefully points out the


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