> I am running Slackware 1.2 and Xfree86.
> console screen look better than the default. I modified the
> Xresources file in the /usr/X11/lib/X11/xdm directory. I also
> checked that the xdm-config file refers to the Xresources file
> for its resources.
> I ran xdm with the default options as well as explicitly
> specifying the config file to load up. Neither of the two helped
> to change the console login screen of xdm.
I had similar problems... As far as I was able to determine from error
logs, xdm was trying to invoke 'xrdb' with a flag causing it to use
the C preprocessor while parsing the resources file. Xrdb was trying
to execute it as '/bin/cpp'. At least in my slackware distribution,
'cpp' was only found down in some architecture-specific subdirectory
of gcc, not in the /bin directory. This caused xrdb to fail, so the
entire resources file was ignored.
Anyway, I'm certain this is not the most elegant solution, but I
solved the problem by putting a symbolic link to cpp in the /bin
directory. Everything has worked fine since then.
Hope this helps.
Jason Topaz Government/Corporate Systems