Subject: Re: X problem
To: None <dsndata!!helios!!bdc>
From: Randy Terbush <sierra!>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/1993 07:55:00
  >>    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?

I believe that if we follow Marks suggestion, you will find that you
need to change syslogd.conf to log to /dev/vga also.  I found that the
system would hang when doing a reboot if my getty was running on /dev/vga.

As for other comments by Charles Hannum, 'who' has never worked
correctly for me.  Don't get mad for me not reporting this.  I figured
I had not quite configured something properly.

Randy Terbush
UUCP: netcomsv!dsndata!randy