Bug#285151: more info
"Lior Kaplan" <email@example.com> writes:
> Any way, after upgrading to version 4.3.0.dfsg.1-9 of xdm, xdm doesn't
> start the X server. Meaning noone can connect the the GUI. Killing XDM and
> running startx works.
there is a small typo in /etc/X11/xdm/Xstartup. the following patch
should fix it:
--- Xstartup 2004-12-11 19:22:40.000000000 -0800
+++ /etc/X11/xdm/Xstartup 2004-12-11 19:16:57.000000000 -0800
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
# Insert a utmp entry for the session.
if grep -qs '^use-sessreg' /etc/X11/xdm/xdm.options \
&& which sessreg >/dev/null 2>&1; then
- exec sessreg -a -l "$DISPLAY" -u /var/run/utmp
+ exec sessreg -a -l "$DISPLAY" -u /var/run/utmp \
-x /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers "$USER"
i.e there is a missing backslash at the ebd of the exec sessreg -a -l
"$DISPLAY" -u /var/run/utmp. alternatively, you can set no-use-sessreg
hope this helps.
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