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RedHat-4 graphical login problem

I have a system that won't display the graphical login box. The spalsh screen works ok. I can do Contol-backspace and login as root then startx and get a graphical desktop. the system is fully patched and operational except for the console graphical login screen does not show. All I see is a rotating  blue circle.

I've looked the world over and can't find anything on this. Any help?
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Bstafford51
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louislietaerCommented:
Check the X.log files
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torimarCommented:
Could you please list the contents of the following files:
/etc/X11/prefdm
/etc/sysconfig/desktop
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Bstafford51Author Commented:
the files are attached
I did a compare on the Xorg.log with a good system and they were the same except for a rev level.
thanks
x11-prefdm
sysconfig-desktop
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torimarCommented:
Those files look alright.
And since the display manager seems to want to start (rotating blue circle) I guess the line: "id:5:initdefault:" already exists in your /etc/inittab?

Still, no display manager is being pulled in. Maybe GDM is not correctly installed or the installation broke.
You could try to reinstall the complete Gnome environment:
yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"


And just for the sake of completeness:
what is the contents of your /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0?
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Bstafford51Author Commented:
here is xsetup_0. I'll try the Yum reinstall.

thanks
Xsetup-0
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torimarCommented:
That file appears to look fine.

If the re-installation attempt does not solve the issue, I admit to have run out of ideas.

All I could advise you to do in this case is to click the "Request Attention" link in your original post, and to ask the moderation team to add this thread to the "Redhat" zone as well as to send out an expert alert.
This will, hopefully, catch the attention of additional experts which could help in getting your problem sorted out.

Good luck.
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Bstafford51Author Commented:
No solution - This appears to be a bad file. a reinstall solved the problem.
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