> Hi all,
> I try to configure a Linux box for end users.
> I'd like Linux to boot wiht xdm.
> Seems ok for me but I have a few questions:
> - How could I set the bpp to 32 (with startx it's easy, but didn't find it with xdm)
The command xdm uses to start the X-servers it manages are (for redhat
at least) in /etc/X11/xdm.
The file X-servers has a line
:0 local X
(or something like that)
Add -bpp 32 to it. MUCH better than editing your config.
Quote:> - When I start xdm, I have not the variables in "/etc/profile" "$PATH,..."
> - Why "/etc/profile" is not executed by xdm?
> - How can I do this?
> or - Where is the configuration file of XDM where I can change "$PATH,..." and friends?
There's a whole bunch of configuration files for xdm, named in the
resources in xdm-config.
Xsetup is executed when the login-widget is displayed
Xstartup is executed when a succesful login has been done.
Quote:> - Xbanner? is there something better? Can I change "xlogin",... ??????
For what I have seen, you can only partially change the appearance of
the login-widget. What I've done myself is leave out the
xlogin*greeting, turn off xlogin*border, changes the font to helvetica &
the background to gray. Then I added a tcl-script to Xsetup that
displays a fancier login-screen (together with buttons for shutdown,
reboot and runlevel 3) which puts itself BEHIND the login-widget. The
grays melt together, giving the appearence of a single, 3d tcl/tk style
The Xstartup-script is the place to kill the extra widget.
The possibilities for added functionality are limited, since xdm grabs
the keyboard for safety, so you can only communicate through buttons
Quote:> - Where Can I find howtos,... for X startup? (easier to read than man pages, I mean.)
OK, the manpage of XDM looks a bit intimidating at first, but stick with
it. It does explain exactly the sequence XDM goes through. Just skip the
sections you don't understand the first time. If you come to the end and
still don't know what you wanted, go back. It's how I learned to
hope this helps.