Re: XWindows Login Screen
> On Thu, 12 Dec 1996 email@example.com wrote:
> > On 12 Dec 1996, Rob Browning wrote:
> > > "Carlo U. Segre" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > > Indeed, that is what I meant above by saying that the configuration files
> > > > seem OK. Both the Xresources files have valid entries in them for the
> > > > 'greetColor' (CadetBlue) and 'greeting' (Debian Linux (CLIENTHOST)).
> > > > Clearly the configuration files are not the problem but something else
> > > > must be set improperly.
> > >
> > > I have the same problem here, so you're not alone. The files are fine,
> > > but xdm appears to ignore them...
> > >
> > The problem is that xdm uses xrdb to read these configuration files
> > in. xrdb has been broken for a while. It crashes if run with no
> > options. My solution was to mv xrdb to xrdb.bin and create a shell
> > script named xrdb that run xrdb.bin with the -nocpp option.
> Unfortunately, this did not solve the problem for me. Maybe I didn't
> follow the instructions correctly. The script file I put in xrdb is:
> #! /bin/sh
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xrdb.bin -nocpp
> I still do not get the proper login screen. Maybe a bug report is in
I don't know about xrdb. But I had the same problem (XWindows instead of
Debian (Hostname)). It was solved in my case by running the Xserver with
16 bit. I tried it only a minute ago by changing it back and on my computer
the result with 8 bit is XWindows and with 16 bit is Debian. So try to set
your Xserver (if it is capable) in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers to 16 bit mode by
appending -bpp 16. Here it helped but I don't know why :-|
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