Subject: Re: default xdm/Xresources for NetBSD
To: NetBSD Users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Holger Weiss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/07/2005 05:25:12
* Louis Guillaume <email@example.com> [2005-06-05 21:31]:
> Holger Weiss wrote:
> >When using the new xdm/Xresources with a cgsix (8 bit)
> >framebuffer on sparc64 running Xsun, XDM will refuse to start:
> >| X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
> >| Major opcode of failed request: 14 (X_GetGeometry)
> >| Resource id in failed request: 0x0
> >| Serial number of failed request: 293
> >| Current serial number in output stream: 293
> >This is the case for all three NetBSD logos supplied in xdm/pixmaps, but
> >not for the two standard XFree86 logos. I didn't get around to figure
> >out whether this can be fixed without changing the pixmaps yet.
> This seems like a big problem. Perhaps the lower-res pixmaps really
The problem is that NetBSD.xpm uses more than 256 colors. Telling XDM
to use NetBSDbw.xpm doesn't help, as this is a grayscale pixmap using
exactly 256 colors (despite the "bw"). I filed PR xsrc/30451 for this.
> >>Also I set the background in Xsetup_0 and removed the console.
> >At least on sparc and sparc64 (using the default syslog.conf), the XDM
> >display will be messed up with console messages if you don't capture
> >them to xconsole.
> Naturally this is a problem. Is there a way to redirect the the messages
> to somewhere like /var/log or somewhere like that for these platforms?
Why? Capturing console messages is exactly what xconsole is for.
> But my main issue is with the visuals or aesthetics of the xdm login
PR xsrc/10888, which asked for something similar, was closed for reasons
similar to mine:
| State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
| State-Changed-By: tron
| State-Changed-When: Fri Jul 5 10:54:10 PDT 2002
| 1.) Changing the default "xdm" configuration might cause problems on some
| exotic X11 terminals. I don't think the vanity effect justified that.
| 2.) XFree86 4.x has a much nice default "xdm" configuration (which
| already caused some problems, see above).
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