[Xmonad] xmonad does not start

Kai Grossjohann kai at emptydomain.de
Fri Oct 19 11:11:31 EDT 2007

Hm.  xdm.

OK, enter your username normally, then the password and then DO NOT hit
Return.  Hit F1 instead.

This should start an X session with just an xterm in it.

>From that xterm, invoke xmonad and see what it says.


On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 11:33:26PM +0300, Alexander Solovyov wrote:

> Hi,
> I hope you can help me. I've compiled xmonad step by step as written
> in manual, but it does not start - after logging in xdm my screen just
> blink several times (like X restarting - and it restarts, according to
> log) and shows starting screen again.
> My distro is ALT Linux (I think this does not matter ;)), GHC 6.6.1,
> all libraries was installed by distro except X11-extras (which I have
> installed in my home, just like xmonad itself).
> Maybe I can provide some more precise information? Just say what I need to tell.
> Thanks in advance! Hope I'll have possibility to enjoy this great wm. :)
> -- 
> Alexander
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