Subject: Re: X problem
To: Brian D. Carlstrom <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1993 14:54:11
>    You shouldn't be logging on to /dev/console if you are using X.  Make
>    /dev/vga (with MAKEDEV) if it doesn't already exist, modify your
>    /etc/ttys to use vga instead of console, reboot for good measure, and
>    your problem should be fixed.
> i think i'm doing this right, and xfree86 2.0 with xdm seems to running
> fine. however, logins from xdm do not appear in response to finger and
> who requests, so i assume utmp isnt being modified properly. is there a
> way to get xdm logins to register properly?

Do you have xdm set-uid root?

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