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Re: XFree 4.0.1 and xdm

On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Shao Zhang wrote:

> Sven Garbade [garbade@psy.uni-muenchen.de] wrote:
> > I´ve succesfully installed Woody and XFree 4.0.1-8 last weekend. Only
> > xdm shows a strange behavior. It starts nearly one minute after the
> > system has bootet. It´s possiblke to login to a console, and suddenly
> > xdm awakes. Any ideas?

The reason for this is in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config. The following line is in
this file:
  DisplayManager.randomFile:      /dev/urandom

/dev/urandom generates random numbers but is not very fast. You can comment
this line out and then the default (/dev/mem) is used which is much faster.

Best regards,

  Dipl.-Phys. Andreas Nowack             email: nowack@physik.rwth-aachen.de
  RWTH Aachen
  III. Phys. Institut B     
  Sommerfeldstr. / Physikzentrum         phone: +49 241 80-7306,-6342
  D-52056 Aachen                           fax: +49 241 8888 244

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