Subject: Re: xconsole broken for xdm/gdm setups
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 05/04/2003 14:10:52
Martin Husemann <> writes:
> On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 01:30:08PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > This may be a separate bug. xdm should re-chown the console while you
> > log in. If it is not doing that, something is wrong.
> Yes, that's what I tried to say ;-)
> There are two possible ways to do it, I guess:
>  - make xdm call ttyaction() or

Well, the problem there is that ttyaction is predicated on passing a
tty name to the call. What is the tty name for the thing I log in on
with xdm? My guess is "none" :) (Or is it really ttyE5, in which case
all this could be fixed by simply making ttyE5 get the ttyaction
statement for xdmed host?)

>  - install the Give/TakeConsole hacks (see 
>    xsrc/xfree/xc/programs/xdm/config/GiveConsole) and make them work
> Martin

Perry E. Metzger