Re: DRI Problems
Ok, ok, so my math was bad, but both WDM & XDM like to have it, that's
at least 50% (gdm,kdm,wdm,xdm) :P
FWIW, xdm can be made to work by setting:
'DisplayManager*authorize: false' in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config for those
of us who perfer a lightweight login process. :)
On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 10:10:12PM +0200, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 19:09, email@example.com wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 12:09:01PM +0200, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > > > 3. XDM is broken - It seems to be some kind of xauth problem; strangely
> > > > enough though, everything works fine if I use startx. I remember
> > > > Branden claiming XDM was broken at one point, but I thought that had
> > > > been fixed.
> > >
> > > Not related, the DRI repository is missing code for XdmAuth. gdm works.
> > Umm, why? I'm not buying gdm with it's 40+ (!) package dependencies.
> > Seems to me that XAuth support is fairly important, esp. since 99% of all X
> > login widgets depend on it.
> Interesting, didn't know there are 99 display managers besides gdm, all of
> them requiring it. :)
> > Any particular reason it was omitted?
> The DRI tree is cut down to the absolute minimum required for building
> the server and GL library and drivers. Plus, a source file (Wraphelp.c)
> needed for XdmAuth has dubious licensing and/or export conditions.
> I'll happily take a patch to add support for it, but I don't bother
> about it enough to work on it myself.
> Earthling Michel D?nzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
> XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast
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