RE: XDM seem to hang until I reboot.
I did some fiddling and made some calls. I found a few quirkey things but
don't know if they would affect you.
The guys here use xdm-query. At first it gives you an error message about
xdm request denied. Then you clear the key field (communications screen ->
configure) and everything works. That's moot though since you get a
Sounds now like it is something with the window manager. Sorry I couldn't
be more help. I just don't have any experience using those modes.
As an aside, the guys over in the cold mill use HWM in single window mode
and still run cde!?? I haven't figured that one out yet...
Let me know if you find out anything else...
From: Jay Barbee[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 10:02 AM
To: Lewis, James M.
Subject: RE: XDM seem to hang until I reboot.
> Umm... Sounds like you have things setup pretty well. I assume you have
> "allow server reset" enabled in the xconfig window mode screen.
> Never mind, since you are using an external window manager that probably
> doesn't apply...
> It appears that xdm does not get your request to be managed. I'll have
> do a little research on this mode of xdm. I don't use xdm here at work.
> Some others do use it with CDE on a dec unix box. I'll give them a call
> to see how their xdm is set up...
I am not sure about the server reset. If it is a default setting, It
is there. I will double check. I believe there is something in it
not being about to write to the display. But it is NOT on the exceed
side. It is something on the Linux side that is preventing it.
Another quark about the Exceed/Linux thing is that Exceed runs off of
a SMB share on that linux box. I have had it like this for more than
a year when I used Slackware, but only a month or so with debian. I
am not sure it has anything to do with it, but I thought I would note
it to you.
There are several xdm logs that seem to repeat themselves. My only
problem is I am not sure if the times correspond to the time it seemed
to die. I will look at them and if they are worth anything, I will
bounce it to you tonight.
While it might appear the XDM does not get my request to be managed,
remember that I have had a "hangup" while actually running a session.
What I have open at the time runs fine, however, I cannot open
another window or click on any of the buttonbars to do anything.
Thanks Jim for your quick response...
> From: Jay Barbee[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 1997 9:30 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: The recipient's address is unknown.
> Subject: RE: XDM seem to hang until I reboot.
> > I am a little confused. If you are running Exceed from an NT box and
> > connecting to debian, then exceed is the xserver. You don't need an
> > xserver on the debian box (or even fonts, for that matter).
> Humm, let me clearify... I guess I do not need an xserver, but it
> wants to be installed when you select the xbase. I will try to
> remove it. Let me see if that helps.
> > If you are also using the window manager on debian, then you have to
> > using single window mode in exceed.
> I have exceed setup so that I do see a single root window (which it
> the backdrop of the xserver, and I have all of my xwindows pop up in
> that one root window. I can easily minimize it if I don't want to
> look at X. It has never failed to open exceed and get a list of
> available XDM servers (there is only one). It is actually exceed's
> chooser that shows up, not debian's. Once this is selected, they
> next thing should be the Login screen, that never appears.
> > I use exceed but I let nt be the window manager. It's a lot simpler
> > your mouse clicks and movements don't have to go over the network.
> Might be something that I need to look at, but seeing that I do not
> get anything back makes me think something else is hanging other than
> the window manager. I will make a note to try that.
> > How about a little more detail on the setup...
> Most everything should be default. I callup afterstep from the
> '.xsession' file, and I have made minor modification to .steprc and
> exceed configuration. Exceed has XDMCP is set to "Broadcast" and
> I have the IP of the linux box in the xdmcp.txt host file.
> I will try removing the Xserver and Xfonts, but if I am not using
> them in the first place, I am going to assume this will not correct
> the problem.
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