Re: Xfree86 and Knoppix
On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Thanasis Kinias wrote:
> scripsit Patrick Wiseman:
> > On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 02:21:48PM -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, John W. M. Stevens wrote:
> > > > > That controls whether or not XDM (or gdm or kdm) gets started up,
> > > > > but does not control which virtual terminal the X server is running
> > > > > on.
> > > > >
> > > > > I assume that your X server is using VT7 . . . right?
> > > > >
> > > > > Note that xdm and siblings are not the X server itself.
> > > >
> > > > Exactly. So whether X is itself on tty7 doesn't mean that xdm isn't on
> > > > tty2-6, right?
> > >
> > > In practice you'll find it isn't unless you have taken steps to make it
> > > do that.
> > _I_ didn't; when I upgraded to XFree86 4.1 a few weeks ago, I ended up
> > with links to start xdm in every rc?.d directory, or at least in 2-5. So
> > some debian maintainer took steps to make it do that.
> A xdm symlink in rcY.d means that xdm starts at runlevel Y. This has
> nothing whatsoever to do with which tty you see xdm on. This is
> VT (tty) number != runlevel
I know that.
> The only association between ttys and runlevels is that not all ttys are
> available at all runlevels. A default Debian installation will not show
> you xdm on all your ttys, at any runlevel.
But if S??xdm is defined at every runlevel it will. And it was so defined
after my recent install of XFree86 4.1, at least at runlevels 2-5.
> Under what circumstances, precisely, do you see xdm on all your VTs?
None any more; I purged xdm and all those symlinks went away.
I _swear_ I am not making this up.
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