Subject: Re: misc/5115: xdm doesn't run correctly when called from /etc/rc
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/1998 13:07:57
Todd Vierling writes:
> Your best solution is to have getty on ttyv0, not ttyv1, and run X on ttyv1.
Nailing down xdm to use a specific ttyvXXX is certainly another of
many work arounds. Using ttyv1 for X is a clever workaround for some
programs that keep the console/ttyv0 open.
The bottom line bugglet is still: there are things that xdm doesn't
like about the way some programs close (or don't close) their ttys.
Old SUNOS rc files used to be littered with redirections and
sub-shells in an attempt to lose ttys. Perhaps that wasn't such a bad
Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com> http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/
Never trust a program you don't have sources for.