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Re: KDM - Some minor buggies

On Thursday 13 December 2001 at 12:32 am, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:

> >      :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt7  -dpi 100 -nolisten tcp
> >
> > Ivan (or is anyone in Debian listening?)   They also might be
> > aware of a reason for leaving the vt7 out!
> it's in the default config file. you probably have a modified old
> version, so you don't get the new one automatically.

Uhmmm. I can believe that.  My system went from Potato/KDE/Ximian to 
Woody/KDE/GNOME (I do like my G... apps) via Dist upgrade and it's 
possible the config files weren't changed.  (I checked my Potato 
install and it's Xserver line is missing vt7).  I do keep backups and 
my date on Xservers.dpkg-dist (my name) is 26 Oct 2000  and  it's 
:0 local... line does NOT have the vt7.   Another config file problem 
is one that I may have caused.  I don't practice safe apt-getting.  
When a update comes in and debconf tells me that I'll lose my settings 
and to View or replace or not ... I usually in the rush of things 
usually keep my configs.  Yes I should carefully review changes! 

> > OK .. It looks like afterstep (session I tried) is found and  then
> > it starts up /usr/bin/x-session-manager  which is symlinked to
> > /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager which is symlinked to kde2
> hmm. x-session-manger is only a symlink to a concrete manager. so if
> it gets executed in the first place (instead of the selected
> session), it's already a problem.
> at best, you send me the session log. the sh output is sometimes hard
> to understand.

OK I shall do that.  And thanks for the offer.  I took a look at 
/etc/alternatives  and specifically at /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives
What stopped me was that there  x-session-manager had two 
things - kde and gnome, while x-window-manager had afterstep,
sawfish, fvwm2, twm, and wmaker.  I was going to shelve this
until I had more time! 

I am e-mailing you an e-mail with an attached file 
.xsession-errors.hoodes_13_Dec.gz - please let me know if this 
is sufficient information.

> > Is there any way to put back either the CTRL-R (probably from xdm
> > days) or the 'return to system console' which was in KDE 2.1 KDM
> > and is not in KDE 2.2 KDM?
> yes ... once more you must edit Xservers:
> :0 local@tty1 [...]

Bravo once again! Thanks. I did notice that my forementioned 
Xservers.dpkg-dist file had a  :0 local@tty1... (w/o vt7)

> I do use the ALT-Fn keys but I don't think they are active during
> > KDM Login.
> ALT-CTRL-Fn - as always, when a console-grabbing application is
> running (that is, X-server, dosemu in native vga mode, etc.).

Yupp.  ALT-CTRL-Fn does work with kdm ...  with both the 
:0 local@tty1 [...] line in Xservers and  without the tty1.  

Michael Hoodes         http://www.hoodes.com            Seattle, WA

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