xdm - why an xterm?

xdm - why an xterm?

Post by Bj?rn Elwhage » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Hello!

I have been reading the scripts and manuals over and over but don't seem
to understand why xdm insists on starting an xterm when i log in. I have
told it not to use allow-failsafe and i have told it just about
everything but it still insists.

Please give me some help. Don't tell me to RTFM because i have already
done that. I'm getting sick of xdm right now.

Regards

// Marwin

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xdm - why an xterm?

Post by Bj?rn Elwhage » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00



> Hello!
> I have been reading the scripts and manuals over and over but don't seem
> to understand why xdm insists on starting an xterm when i log in. I have
> told it not to use allow-failsafe and i have told it just about
> everything but it still insists.
> Please give me some help. Don't tell me to RTFM because i have already
> done that. I'm getting sick of xdm right now.

Sorry for the above message. I did what i think i shouldn't have to do -
i simply erased the lines in /etc/X11/Xsession that said to check for
options and then start the darn xterm. The problem is solved.

// Marwin

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xdm - why an xterm?

Post by K. Spo » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00



> I have been reading the scripts and manuals over and over but don't seem
> to understand why xdm insists on starting an xterm when i log in. I have
> told it not to use allow-failsafe and i have told it just about
> everything but it still insists.

Hrm....is it showing up at the login screen, or after you've already logged in
and the window manager is supposed to take over?  In the first case, then the
program is probably really "xconsole", and if you've got everything set up
right, you can just comment out the line that starts it in the XSetup_* files.
If it's the second case, then you need to check your system wide xsession
config and your own .Xsession file in your home directory and see if any
of those are what is calling up the pesky xterm.  

Quote:> Please give me some help. Don't tell me to RTFM because i have already
> done that. I'm getting sick of xdm right now.

Yeah...one of the pains of X is that it seems to use a million config files
and finding out which one is responsible can be kind difficult.  :-)

Best of luck,

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K. Spoon

 
 
 

xdm - why an xterm?

Post by James Youngma » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00



> Please give me some help. Don't tell me to RTFM because i have
> already done that. I'm getting sick of xdm right now.

This won't hurt, I promise.   :-)

PAGER="less +382" man xdm
 Read the top paragraph.

PAGER="less +1069" man xdm
 Read the top paragraph.

echo "xclock& xterm& rxvt& emacs&" > ~/.xsession
chmod a=rx ~/.xsession

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1. Why different behavior of xterm under xdm ?

Normally I run openwin with olvwm (xview3l5.0) and xterm works fine.
But when I run xdm and start openwin-environment and olvwm in the
$HOME/.xsession file xterm has a different behavior.
stty -a shows: speed 0 ... cs5 ... min 0 ... and different values for
intr erase ...


more-command. The problem with the keys can be solved with an entry in
$HOME/.Xdefaults: xterm*ttyModes: intr ^C erase ^? kill ^U eof ^D. But
what is with 'min 0' (should be: min 1) which creates the strange
behavior of the more-command?

And why at all are these differences apearring ???

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