Re: KDM - Some minor buggies - All three are fixed!
I just upgraded to sid KDE/2.2.2 and I'm having similar issues. The only
session option that works is "default" which sends me to KDE. How do I get
KDM to recognize other window managers (GNOME, e, etc.)?
I implemented the 3 fixes listed below, but the problem still persists. Help?
Michael@Hoodes.com Spoke Thusly:
> 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.
> > > 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.
> Oswald replied:
> > you're missing the allow-user-xsession entry in your kdm.options file,
> > as it seems.
> Eurekea I found the problem. I don't believe entry is needed in
> kdm.options. The reason it wasn't found was that optionfile was being
> queried and optionfile has been changed to OPTIONFILE.
> I changed the /etc/X11/Xsession line
> and the kdm chooser works as it supposed to!!!
> My Xsession.dpkg-dist file dated 19 October 2000 had the correct
> definition of OPTIONFILE !!!!!
> Oswald - thanks very much for the assistance. The most important
> lesson I've learned is to take the time to view all incoming conf files
> and implement!!!!
> The problems fixed were:
> 1) KDM keyboard was frozen on initial display Fixed by: changing the
> line in Xservers (adding vt7) to:
> :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt7 -dpi 100 -nolisten tcp
> 2) CTRL-R / System Console prompt was missing on KDM
> Fixed by changing the line in Xservers (added tty1) to:
> :0 local@tty1 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 vt7 -dpi 100 -nolisten tcp
> 3) KDM chooser was not working, always executed KDE2
> Fixed by changing the /etc/X11/Xsession line
> Michael Hoodes http://www.hoodes.com Seattle, WA