xdm setup

xdm setup

Post by Mr Ivan Alastair Beverid » Fri, 25 Feb 1994 22:02:56

I have played with XDM for a short time this week, but have the following

After login from xdm, and getting up the windows (I do not have a .xsession
file - I would also be grateful if someone would tell me the format to use
or where to find the info), I get a different prompt from normal (not great
worry) and I can only access man page sets 1,5,7 from Xman - this seems
a bit strange.

I would be grateful of any help on this.


Slackware 1.1.2 with most recent mods
Xfree86 v2.0 with XF86_SVGA server running




1. xdm-setup question

Hello out there!

    A problem of a novice Linux user:

       I'm unable to have xdm control  the login procedure. Xdm starts itself
       and starts the X server right, the xlogin window appears, but the user
       password verification allways fails.

       Deleting the password entries in /etc/passwd makes login enable, but I
       don't think that's the right way to establish this feature.

       Running 'xdm -debug 1' enforces this fact, cause it says 'verification
       password  failed' (or something   like that, don't remember the  exact
       message). Telling me  the length of the typed  password --  I think it
       reads the correct one from the login window.

    Obviously xdm crypt's the password in another way the passwd program does.


    What can I do?  Do I have to recompile xdm?

    I  got XFree86-3.1.2  from  a precompiled installation  and  there  is no
    source code of the  XFree86 clients. Do I  have to recompile the original
    MIT distribution? (Is  this even possible on  linux  systems?)

    Are there  places in the net  where I can  get binary  xdm versions using
    different password coding algorithms?

    Many thanks in advance -- Peter
Peter Weiss, Sonnenstra?e 17, D-26123 Oldenburg, Tel:  0441/ 81058
-- Slow has got 4 letters so has calm; speed has got 5 letters so has death --

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