VMware client Xorg unable to log in
|Reported by:||wildintellect||Owned by:|
|Component:||OSGeoLive||Keywords:||desktop 3.0 VMWare|
On VMWare Server 2.x It does appear that using any kernel newer than the base kernel (might be related xorg package) on Xubuntu 9.10 causes an odd glitch where the login page comes up but X restarts after login and tosses you back out to the login page.
Sometimes going into xterm session and running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
then exiting to restart X resolves the issue for a single login. Reading online hardcoding resolutions might also solve the issue with an xorg.conf file.(Note Xubuntu by default no longer has a xorg.conf file so you have to create it.)
This issue does not effect VirtualBox, might effect VMware player and is unlikely to effect the live DVD/USB.
Should we temporarily disable the sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to exlude kernel updates? I also think we should modify the ubuntu config to only notify users about updates every 3-7 days. So that a normal person using it in a workshop will never see the update prompt.