Am Sonntag 13 Mai 2007 20:14 schrieb Peter Davoust:
> Ok, while I realize that GDM cannot "hate" me, I've been trying to ditch
> SuSE10.2 for the past day, and when I install Gentoo, then reboot, it boots
> properly, init launches everything it needs to, and then the screen goes
> blank. I wait for a while, press the touchpad enable/disable button (it has
> a light and if it ceases to function I know my OS has crashed), and it's
> working. Then I wait a while, and still nothing. I try ctrl+alt+ backspace,
> and that's when the fun starts. It crashes, completely locked up, at a
> totally black screen. Only the lcd backlight is on. I've tried this with
> Gentoo and Fedora, and Elive and Xandros do the same thing on livecd's. I'm
> thinking gdm is causing my problems, so just for fun I tried Fedora sans
> Gnome and only KDE, but alas: squat. It did the exact same thing. This
> really ticks me off, because I've once again built up my appreciation for
> Gentoo, and I'm ready to try it again, but it's failing. Not only that, but
> every other distro I try fails me too, except SuSE, and I don't want to be
> stuck with it for the next few weeks. I have a Compaq Presario v6000, amd
> Turion64 x2, Nvidia graphics card, 120 gig hard disk with a good 20 gig
> free. 2 gig ram. An interesting thing is that the Gentoo livecd boots just
> fine, but it, as I understand, uses xdm as it's login manager. Help?
Anything interesting in /var/log ?
If xdm works, you can stay with it. Just follow this guide  and when you do
the last step, set it to xdm and not to gdm.