RE: gdm bug report
- From: "Smith, Nathan A., Capt." <smithna Comanche plk af mil>
- To: Martin Kasper Petersen <mkp socsci auc dk>, "Smith, Nathan A., Capt." <smithna Comanche plk af mil>
- Cc: GNOME-list <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: RE: gdm bug report
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 08:03:32 -0700
Thanks a lot for the reply. I am presently away from my home computer (damn
travel requiremets) so I will have to send you my gdm.conf file later. But,
the only difference between the one included with gdm and mine is that I
changed the last line to point to the correct X server. As far as 'close
completely' -- I will use Eterm as an example, when I do an 'exit' to log
out of a terminal session the window will clear of all text and the actual
window will stay displayed -- I have to forcably kill the window to get it
of the screen. I have also seen this behavior will other apps. I know this
problem is related to gdm, since it does not happen when I don't use gdm to
login. As far as the password setup goes - I am running the default setup
used by Redhat 5.0. If the default is using shadow, so am I. This machine
is a home machine and is not continously connected to any network (except
the two computers at my home). I will have to look more closely to tell for
Thanks again for your reply!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Kasper Petersen [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 12:35 AM
> To: Smith, Nathan A., Capt.
> Cc: GNOME-list
> Subject: Re: gdm bug report
> >>>>> "Nathan" == Smith, Nathan A , Capt <smithna@Comanche.plk.af.mil>
> Nathan> 1. For some reason the DISPLAY variable is unset when running
> Nathan> gdm (causing programs like linuxconf, dctrl (part of
> Nathan> diald), and others to fail to connect to the display)
> I have never seen this.
> Could you please mail me your gdm.conf?
> Nathan> 2. Terminals fail to close completely on 'exit'. I have
> Nathan> found this mostly with Eterm (I am running E).
> Define ``close completely''...
> Nathan> 3. I still can't get gdm to notice all the user accounts I
> Nathan> have setup on my system (it only shows root!!).
> Are you by any chance running shadow?
> Nathan> BTW - what are PreRoot and PostRoot to be used for (I figured
> Nathan> out Init - it's really nice to be able to add a background and
> Nathan> run xripple like xdm)
> PreRoot and PostRoot are executed by root before the user logs in and
> after he logs out. They are intended for user session accounting,
> running local setup programs etc.
> Nathan> 4. gdm never dies -- this means that programs that are started
> Nathan> using the Init script never die (I want xripple to run in
> Nathan> gdm, but not in my windowmanger -- using PostRoot [thinking
> Nathan> this might be where we kill processes doesn't work])
> Ok, this is a thinko on my part. I'll make gdmslave kill all programs
> started by the Init-script when the user session begins..
> Martin Kasper Petersen BOFH, IC1&2, Aalborg
> University, DK
> mailto:mkp@SunSITE.auc.dk http://www.socsci.auc.dk/~mkp/
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