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Re: Gdm a tout cassť!(enfin je crois)

Fabrice Gautier <gautier@email.enst.fr> writes:

> > Moi j'ai eu le problème avec wdm et xdm. Quelqu'un s'occupe d'envoyer
> > les bugs reports ? (j'ai pas envie de vérifier les bugs reports derrière
> > une connection modem) Il faudrait que gdm, wdm et xdm (voire kdm aussi)
> > se mettent d'accord (enfin les mainteneurs surtout).
> Je ne me sens pas vraiment capable de le faire, mais si on m'indique ce
> qu'il faut faire. pourquoi pas (faut un début à tout)

Quelqu'un l'a déjà fait et a reçu une réponse :

From: Daniel James Patterson <danpat@cs.rmit.edu.au>
Subject: Bug#36045: wdm: xdm conflict + other bugs
To: exa@orion.debian.org, 36045@bugs.debian.org
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 18:04:20 +1000

On Wed, Apr 14, 1999 at 10:05:47AM +0300, exa@orion wrote:
> Package: wdm
> Version: 1.0-7
> wdm must conflict with xdm, but it doesn't. they install
> as if there is no problem. Unfortunately, the system can't
> handle two X display managers at once.
> In addition to this, the wdm isn't stable at all, perhaps
> it's because of my patched XFree86 ( but it has nice crash
> facilities when used for a long time.

wdm and xdm can sit quite happily together.  Problems arise when you
have them both trying to run a local xserver.  You problem is
probably that you have a line which reads ":0 local /usr/bin/X11/X" in
both /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers and /etc/X11/wdm/Xservers

The package in potato asks if you would like to move the servers from
xdm/Xservers into wdm/Xservers.

I am running all sorts of combinations of Xfree ( and on
my desktop machine, on which I also run wdm, I've had no stability
problems at all.  Can you try and narrow this down a bit or give me a little
bit more information ?

Are you using Branden's packages?  If so, it may be time for me
to compile wdm with xdm- instead of xdm-, although it shouldn't
really matter.


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