xdm/kdm on 2 consoles at startup

xdm/kdm on 2 consoles at startup

Post by Chris Leit » Wed, 13 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I would like to have 2 consoles running xdm or kdm when I boot up my
machine.  I have tried editing the files /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config and
/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers but I haven't had any luck yet.  I would greatly
appreciate knowing the exact changes to make to the files in
/etc/X11/xdm/ or wherever else is necessary.  I am assuming this is not
server dependent, and in fact, I may run both MetroX and Accelerated-X
from time to time.  I have a  RedHat 5.1 system that is currently
correctly configured to execute kdm on virtual console 7 at startup.

Thanks a million in advance.

Chris Leith

 
 
 

xdm/kdm on 2 consoles at startup

Post by Jan Nieuwsta » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00



> I would like to have 2 consoles running xdm or kdm when I boot up my
> machine.  I have tried editing the files /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config and
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers but I haven't had any luck yet.  I would greatly
> appreciate knowing the exact changes to make to the files in
> /etc/X11/xdm/ or wherever else is necessary.  I am assuming this is not
> server dependent, and in fact, I may run both MetroX and Accelerated-X
> from time to time.  I have a  RedHat 5.1 system that is currently
> correctly configured to execute kdm on virtual console 7 at startup.

You were almost there.
Edit /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers (for XFree86):

:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt7
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X vt8

and restart your xdm/kdm.

CU,
Jan
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1. xdm and kdm: which startup files do they source?

Usually they source ~/.xsession, which *must* be executable.
here is my setup, that I use with kdm:

~>$ls -l .xsession
-rwxr--r--   1 ralsina  users         260 Aug 26 14:08 .xsession
~>$cat .xsession
xmodmap /home/ralsina/.Xmodmap
export LANG=es:en
export KDEDIR=/usr/local/kde
export QTDIR=/usr/local/qt
export PATH=$PATH:$KDEDIR/bin:/usr/local/bin
export NNTPSERVER=news.unl.edu.ar
kfm -d&
kdisplay -init
/usr/local/kde/bin/kwm  

NOTE: kpanel is in kfm's autostart, you could add it here, between kfm
and kdisplay.

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