Subject: Re: -current and X386 2.1
To: Brian Moore <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/1994 12:27:32
On Tue, 26 Apr 1994 03:54:54 -0400 
 Brian Moore <> wrote:

 > Does anybody use xdm with the latest ( April 23 ) sources?  The problem I am
 > having is that xdm will let a user log in one time after it starts, but then
 > when the user logs out, the screen goes back to the pc3 console and hangs. (
 > This is using xdm with -nodaemon from the command line )  I have the debug
 > output from xdm and it seems that it is a problem where it tries to reopen the
 > display.  Here's the tail end of the debug output:

I've used it and don't have these problems, but, as a rule, I never use 
xdm on a console...

 > Before XOpenDisplay(:0)
 > display manager caught SIGUSR1
 > select returns -1.  Rescan: 0  ChildReady: 0
 > WaitForSomething
 > hung in open, aborting
 > giving up on server
 > select returns -1.  Rescan: 0  ChildReady: 1
 > signals blocked, mask was 0x0
 > Manager wait returns pid: 442 sig 0 core 0 code 4
 > Display exited with OPENFAILED_DISPLAY, try 0 of 4
 > WaitForSomething
 > Here's the tail end of the xdm-errors file
 > Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
 > error (pid 442): Hung in XOpenDisplay(:0), aborting
 > error (pid 442): server open failed for :0, giving up
 > error (pid 393): Display :0 cannot be opened
 > The crazy thing about this is that everything in X and -current works great,
 > except for this.  I'd like to be able to get this fixed so I can help track the
 > X11 sources with the latest -current ( gid_t, uid_t, off_t changes, etc...).
 > Needless to say, I'm going to be much help until I can figure this one out.
 > Speaking of this, is there a group of people who are trying to track X386 with
 > -current?  If so, I'd like to help out on this.
 > Thanks,
 > Brian Moore

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