Subject: Re: xconsole broken for xdm/gdm setups
To: Martin Husemann <martin@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 05/04/2003 11:25:14
Martin Husemann <martin@NetBSD.ORG> writes:
> I filed a PR because the removal of the UCONSOLE option broke my setup
> by making xconsole fail. It is PR kern/21304 (ignore the "kern" part for now).
> It contains a bit of discussion boiling down to the point that, IMHO, xdm
> and friends (I'm actually using gdm) are broken. They seem to not use
> ttyaction(5) and we don't install the Give/TakeConsole hacks.

Are you sure? I only use xdm for logging in, I'm using a -current
kernel that is only a few days old, and I note my /dev/console appears
to be owned by me. Also I'm running an xterm -C and it is indeed
getting all console output...

> Any suggestion how to proceed from here?
> I don't think re-adding UCONSOLE would be a good idea.

No clue.

Perry E. Metzger