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Re: xdm starts local server

(This is being resent, as I have had to reconfigure my mail program to
get around internic's objection to the debian.org name)

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Aug 12, 1998 at 03:20:30PM +0200, joost@pc47.mpn.cp.philips.com wrote:
> > Why you get different behaviour from xdm and start might be explained by
> > this:  There's a script /etc/X11/Xsession that claims to be run by both
> > xdm and xinit (to which startx is a wrapper.)  The script seems to look
> > for ~/.xsession only though.  Maybe it isn't run after all from xinit on
> > Debian systems.  That means that the comments in the file are misleading. 
> I don't actually have either ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc, which is why I find
> this all the more strange.

Ok - what about your /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc file?  This should be a
symbolic link to ../Xsession; if it isn't, then I can understand why
you get this odd behavior.

If it is a symbolic link, then something must be going wrong in the
/etc/X11/Xsession script when started by startx.  Tell me, is the file 
~/.xsession-errors created when you start X with startx?  (Delete the
file first, as it's surely being created when you log in via xdm)  If
so, do the contents of that file after starting X with startx provide
any clue as to what's going on?

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