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Mar 13, 2011

Computer boots up fine, but drops to commandline as it tries to go to the desktop. Just logging in and issuing "startx" brings up the desktop and all is well.

The Xorg logfile gives no fatals or clues (at least to me), but the "warn" file in /var/log gives the following at the end:

Mar 13 13:25:43 xxxxxxxx kdm[2328]: X server startup timeout, terminating
Mar 13 13:25:43 xxxxxxxx kdm[2328]: X server for display :0 can't be started, session disabled

Yesterday was fine, and never had it before; no harware changes (still same ATI 4770 and ATI 11.2 driver), nor BIOS changes/updates, for ages. First boot today this started. Does it continuously.

how I might slightly increase X's timeout parameter a bit, if this is the problem?

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