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re: xdm receives no input

Patrick Welche writes:
> Had a go with the shiny new X (thanks!) on the sandy bridge laptop
> which no longer likes SNA but works with UX, and xdm seems to sit
> at the prompt waiting for something:
> #0  0x00007f7ff344285a in poll () from /usr/lib/
> #1  0x00007f7ff6031f3d in IoWait (wt=0x7f7fffffcec0, wf=<synthetic pointer>, 
>     wf=<synthetic pointer>)
>     at /usr/xsrc/external/mit/libXt/dist/src/NextEvent.c:356
> #2  _XtWaitForSomething (app=app@entry=0x7f7ff7e60000, 
>     ignoreEvents=ignoreEvents@entry=0 '\000', 
>     ignoreTimers=ignoreTimers@entry=0 '\000', 
>     ignoreInputs=ignoreInputs@entry=0 '\000', 
>     ignoreSignals=ignoreSignals@entry=0 '\000', block=block@entry=1 '\001', 
>     drop_lock=0 '\000', drop_lock@entry=1 '\001', howlong=howlong@entry=0x0)
>     at /usr/xsrc/external/mit/libXt/dist/src/NextEvent.c:624
> The cursor is visible in the Login: prompt, but apparently Something never
> happens... (Switching to SNA, doesn't change anything.)
> Thoughts on how to debug?

is it a black input bar that doesn't appear to do anything?
(it probably does work -- did you try typing blind?)

the fix is to update /usr/X11/xdm/Xresources file -- it has
new required entries.  i'm going to work on making this less
awful when it isn't updated, but i've been busy working on
the Mesa18 update :-)

postinstall is not yet capable of properly updating it or
really suggesting what you need to do, so that would be the
first step, but perhaps also making /etc/rc.d/xdm fail to
run if the new entries are missing would be good too.



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