Re: Debian X package shouldn't install XDM by default
On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 11:00:49PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2001 at 09:18:06PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> > I'm pretty sure that gdm attempts to start X a certain number of times before
> > quitting, I'm not so sure if xdm has this functionality.
> It does, and it is enabled by default.
I like that particular feature -- it has helped me in numerous
situations. However, it doesn't help much when X crashes the
machine, which happened to me recently after an install. (It's
fixed.) And I still haven't figured out how to get to console
mode from X. (Before someone answers, I'm not dumb, it's a
I'm still torn on the xdm by default issue. On one hand, it
would be nice to have a debconf option. On the other, it's
only a problem if things go wrong.