Subject: xdm : can't open display (Sun 3/50)
To: None <>
From: Daniel F. Dickinson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/05/1999 06:28:57
I've got a Sun 3/50 that I (for reasons I have long forgotten (or maybe
I'm just in denial that I was so foolish)) decided to turn into a
standalone X workstation.  With startx the world is happy.  The world is
also happy with starting the X server from a telnet terminal and then,
when I know the server is loaded) adding in xterms and twm etc.  So
what's my beef? 
	Well it seems that xdm is complaining it can't open display :0
Since I know the server works with anything but xdm I'm at a loss.  I've
read the man pages, scrounged the NetBSD, FreeBSD, XFree86, and Linux
web pages to no avail (the was, unfortunately down when I was
I've meddled with config files and resurrected them from the
distribution sources (1.3.2 binaries).  All to no avail.  

I hope someone out there can help me out cause I'm ready to take a big
stick to xdm.

Ideas anyone?

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