gdm 2.0.95 and general gdm issues
- From: George <jirka 5z com>
- To: Gnome Developers <gnome-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: gdm 2.0.95 and general gdm issues
- Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 19:32:22 -0800
OK, I suppose gdm2 is on top of a lot of people bitch lists, so I thought it
would be a good idea to make it work (that is make gdm2 work). Since Martin
is working on gdm3, he gave us permission a while back to go wild on gdm2,
but nobody did until now. Anyway ... so I went on a quest to fix the most
broken things, apply the helix and redhat patches and implement some cool
So here's version 2.0.95, which will become 2.1 for gnome 1.4, and will be
obscoleted by martin's gdm3 when that is finished and working.
OK, so the file is here:
To install over rpms (like I did:) Use the following configure options:
--prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc/X11 --localstatedir=/var
ItWorksForMe(tm), and your millage may vary. The new featuers are:
- Autologin (AutomaticLogin key in [daemon] section of gdm.conf)
This is a string key that if it's set then gdm will log in that
user without prompting on the first time it runs a local server.
Will not autologin "root" though as that would be dumb.
(and it's of course OFF by default)
- You can have your cursor anywhere while you log in, yay!
- [greeter]/BackgroundProgram thingie. A program that is run from
the greeter and killed when the greeter exists. useful for things
that do some cool graphics on the root window.
- If greeter keeps segfaulting, it will "unmanage" that display so that you
can actually log in on a console
- Slave process is actually forked
- Bugfixes galore
George <jirka 5z com>
Men willingly believe what they wish.
-- Julius Caesar
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