|Summary:||X sessions started with xdm are seriously broken|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Eduard Vopicka <eduard.vopicka>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-xdm||Assignee:||X/OpenGL Maintenance List <xgl-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-07-30 14:33:47 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Eduard Vopicka 2007-06-02 08:30:00 UTC
Description of problem: X sessions started with xdm are seriously broken Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): [root@vel eda]# rpm -q xorg-x11-xdm xorg-x11-xdm-1.1.3-1.fc7 [root@vel eda]# How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Configure your system in /etc/sysconfig/desktop to use xdm and reboot to start xdm session 2. 3. Actual results: Session is broken in many ways, for example, no dbus-launch and no ssh-agent is started. Expected results: Session should work as with other DMs. Additional info: This has been reported in mid-january 2007 for FC6 as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223507 which is medium severity bug, but it is still not fixed in both FC6 and F7. W/O workaround described in 223507 xdm sessions are not of much use. This is why I am reporting this bug again for F7.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2007-07-27 21:34:11 UTC
I recomend not using xdm.
Comment 2 Eduard Vopicka 2007-07-28 01:53:18 UTC
OK, so please which display manager do you recommend for use with fvwm? I do not want to install KDE or Gnome on minimalistic dedicated systems with X11 just to get display manager for use with xdm. What I need is just login prompt on login screen, with no internationalization, keyboard switching and so on. I refer again to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223507 with solution proposed by RH people: ====== With the assistance of firstname.lastname@example.org, I did the follwowing: mv /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession.broken ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession Things began to work properly again. Comment #1 From Matej Cepl on 2007-01-23 05:58 EST [reply] Should not we really use cetralized Xsession from xorg-x11-xinit? Comment #2 From Ray Strode on 2007-03-06 00:53 EST [reply] yes, exactly. Comment #3 From Ryan Daly on 2007-06-07 14:30 EST [reply] Confirming that this bug still exists in FC7. ====== And I refer to [root@vel tmp]# ls -l /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Jun 2 00:30 /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession -> ../xinit/Xsession [root@vel tmp]# on a couple of my systems. And this simple RH proposed solution really works! I would also point out that xdm is included af part of F2 distribution, so it should work: [root@vel tmp]# rpm -qf /usr/bin/xdm xorg-x11-xdm-1.1.3-1.fc7 [root@vel tmp]# Brgds, Ed