Subject: Re: misc/5115: xdm doesn't run correctly when called from /etc/rc
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christofer C. Bell <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/1998 15:46:58
Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Boot NetBSD with a recent /etc/rc, xdm enabled, and a couple things
> > in /etc/rc.local (optional). Since xdm manages to get running
> > before init spawns any gettys it doesn't always pick an empty one.
> > This leads to tons of fun when xdm and getty stomp on each other.
> There is a second related problem I've just noticed with xdm sitting
> on the wrong pty every once in a while.
> The workarounds are:
> 1) run ssh from inetd
> 2) turn off getty on ttyv1
I modified the xdm section of /etc/rc to read:
if checkyesno xdm; then
echo -n ' xdm'; ( sleep 5 && xdm $xdm_flags ) &
This allows me to turn xdm off and on using the /etc/rc.conf mechanism
(as intended) and still getty to spawn logins on ttyv0-7 (which I have
configured in /etc/ttys) with xdm running on ttyv8.
Christofer C. Bell Information Systems Lead
Union Computing Services email: email@example.com
University of Kansas phone: 785-864-4893