Subject: Re: misc/5115: xdm doesn't run correctly when called from /etc/rc
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <haszlaki@UAccess.NET>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/04/1998 20:25:18
On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:

: 	I wasn't really of that as a fix since what I am considering
: broken is the action where xdm automatically find the first non-used tty
: and uses it.  Having to hardcode a tty in Xservers obviously is not
: automatic.  

Hacking around one of the core parts of the BSD system isn't worth the gain
of "automatically" getting a tty.  I quoted "automatically" because
truthfully, it's not automatic at all--it depends entirely on what you have
in /etc/ttys.  The first free tty is still determined by what gettys you
have enabled there. 

Another fix was proposed: put "xdm -nodaemon" in /etc/ttys on a free tty.
Technically this, _without_ having to modify Xservers, should have X pick a
free tty automatically.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.