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Re: setting up gdm (solved)


After going though alot of trouble to figure out why it doesn't work and
not really finding much documention on this, I decided that I should send
this info to the list and maybe keep someone else from this pain.

There are 3 things that need to be checked in etc.

added to /etc/rc.conf:

added to /etc/ttys:
ttyE4   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         vt220   off secure

added to /etc/wscons.conf (this may already exist):
screen  4       -       -

Then reboot and you should have the xlogin.


On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:

> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:19:49 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
> To: Al - image hosting services <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: setting up gdm
> On Tue, 24 Jun 2008, Al - image hosting services wrote:
> > X starts with startx, but I am not able to load gnome.
> Have your ~/.xinitrc file do:
> exec gnome-session
> > Fatal server error:
> > xf86OpenPcvt: Cannot open /dev/ttyE4 (Device not configured)
> So gdm is using different terminal than startx's default. You should be
> able to edit gdm.conf to use different virtual console.
> Or look at /etc/wscons.conf for
> screen  4       -       -
> The /etc/rc.d/wscons should use that at startup to enable screen 4.

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