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Re: [HELP NEEDED] xdm/wdm takes vt2 upon starting

On Sat, Dec 19, 1998 at 02:31:41PM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Hi,
>         I'm having a rather strange problem with xdm/wdm. Upon
>  starting, it takes vt2, not vt7, as it should. In /etc/inittab I
>  have:
>  1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
>  2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
>  3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
>  4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
>  5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
>  6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6
>  So the first virtual console available is 7. After boot, [xw]dm
>  starts, and takes vt2 (I switch back to vt1, and then to vt2, and
>  [xw]dm shows up). If I do /etc/init.d/xdm stop, and then
>  /etc/init.d/xdm start, it shows up on vt7.
>  Ideas?

Indeed.  Booting through the runlevels, getty on vt1 spawns, then [xw]dm
takes the next free (vt2).  Later, the other five gettys spawn (if at
runlevel 2 or 3).

What you want to do is edit /etc/X11/[xw]dm/Xservers, and add 'vt7' at the
end, as appropriate.

And perhaps change the default runlevel.

Robert Donn
"I'm still bored.  Give me something easy to hack on."

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