Re: 1.3 installation report
> > The fix is very simple: ctrl-alt-F1; log in as root; shadowconfig off;
> > return to x and log in normally. But you do have to know this.. and there
> > is no warning when installing shadow or xdm.
> I spent two hours yesterday (past midnite) on the phone with a client
> trying to figure out how we messed up the xdm install.
Just in case you are under the impression that xdm doesn't support shadow, I
thought I'd clear it up a bit. You can get shadow and xdm to work by doing
So what's happening here ?
The xdm package contains two binaries (xdm & xdm-shadow), the default
/etc/init.d/xdm invokes xdm, but shadowconfig edits this to be xdm-shadow when
you run shadowconfig on.
The reason you see the problem, is that xdm gets installed after shadow, so
shadowconfig doesn't get a chance to tweak the startup script.
As it happens xdm-shadow works fine on non-shadow systems, so I believe the
maintainer has (or is about to) uploaded a copy where xdm and xdm-shadow are
the same (shadow enabled) binary.
>From shadowconfig itself:
# xdm-shadow works fine with non-shadowed systems also, so it's
# not necessary to reverse this in shadowoff
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