When trying to login, I see an xterm and get the message "it seems your x session only lasted 10 seconds or less ..". I can however login failsafe, but that just doesnt cut it. Ive looked around for clues in logs, but noly thing I find is: (EE) RADEON(0): Failed to parse MetaModes or no modes found. MergeFB mode disabled. I'm not sure what window manager to expect, or even how to choose one (after installed). One user said it could have to do with GDM not having permission to initialize on display. 1) What could be the problem here? 2) How to set the wmanager? The short story what happened previous to my problem: I was ordered to setup test server identical to our live ones. I was asked to specificlly use a .tgz of one of the live servers. I installed it using a livecd, then configured all HW and some systsem settings like hostname, networking etc. I use correct module for GFX card, ati.