Re: xdm configuration
In message <Pine.LNX.3.96.970728101111.25174Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
W Paul Mills writes:
>On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, E.L. Meijer (Eric) wrote:
>> > In message <9707280310.AA17256@singa.math.nus.sg>, writes:
>> > ...
>> > >Now I try to run xdm and it doesn't start. I have a xdm-start
>> > >line in my /etc/X11/config and on boot it reports that it is
>> > >starting up xdm. Manually `xdm start` or `xdm` do nothing.
>> > >What else do I need to configure?
>> > This is my /etc/X11/config:
>> > # This file contains configuration flags for the X Window System.
>> > # For a description of the meanings of the flags, see
>> > # /usr/doc/X11/debian.README
>> > run-xconsole
>> > obey-nologin
>> > allow-user-resources
>> > allow-user-modmap
>> > allow-user-xsession
>> > allow-failsafe
>> > start-xdm
>> > start-fs
>> > no-xdm-start-server
> I don't really know, but should this be
xdm-start-server allows your machine to manage X displays on other machines,
which is not what is wanted in this particular case.
>> > run-xconsole may be the item you are missing?
>> I don't think so, I have xdm running with run-xconsole commented out.
>> That is no problem. If you comment it out you just don't see all those
>> error messages in the console window passing by :)
Sorry about that, Eric is right of course.
and in message <email@example.com>, Wesley Hart writes:
>I had an identical experience setting up my 1.3 system: I chose not to
>enable xdm until after I had hand-tested my X config. Then when I tried
>to start it manually, it failed in the manner that you describe.
>After fruitlessly looking at all of the xdm config files I could find, I
>ended removing and reinstalling the xbase and xserver-svga packages. A
>bit heavy-handed, but it got the job done.
>In retrospect, I _think_ the problem was that the /etc/X11/xdm/Xserver
>wasn't configured correctly. I seem to recall seeing a
>'debian-not-configured' comment in there before I did the reinstall.
>I'm not at my debian system right now, but I'll take a look at this
>tonight and see if I can reproduce the problem by tweaking this file.
Yes. When first installed, /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers contains nothing but
comments. You need a line like this
linda:0.0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0
to enable xdm to manage your local display.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://lfix.co.uk/oliver
Make it idiot-proof, and someone will breed a better idiot.
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