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 <email@example.com> writes:
> On Aug 12, 1998 at 03:20:30PM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org 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?