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gdm login manager fails to start on SPARC T-series server. (Doc ID 1532207.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 HW1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Some users would like to use gdm login manager instead of the default cde login manager(dtlogin).
However, gdm fails to start on SPARC T-series server and the users probably get the following error.

Feb 26 14:07:17 xxxxxxx gdm[12722]: [ID 702911 daemon.error] gdm_secondary_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Feb 26 14:07:24 xxxxxxx gdm[12721]: [ID 702911 daemon.error] Failed to start X server several times in a short time period; disabling
display :0



This could happen immediately after disabled cde-login and enable gdm2-login.

$ svcadm disable cde-login
$ svcadm enable gdm2-login



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