Bug 76339

Summary: gdmsetup missing configuration option for multiple X servers
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: darkeye
Component: gdmAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: 8.0CC: jirka
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Description darkeye 2002-10-20 07:32:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
when running gdmsetup, it is not possibly to specify the number of X servers

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gdmsetup
2. try to specify multiple X servers

Actual Results:  can't find configuration option

Expected Results:  the ability to specify multiple X servers

Additional info:

this configuration option was there in the graphical gdm setup utility in RedHat
7.x. why remove it?

in general: why have a less powerful graphical setup frontend then the
configuration file allows? this is the exact notion people dislike graphical
"user friendly" applications: it denies access to the possibilities of the system.

of course one can set multiple servers by editing /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf, but
then what use is there to have a graphical setup tool?
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-11-04 16:05:07 EST
This should also be filed on bugzilla.gnome.org (and comments added to each 
bug cross-referencing the other bug)
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-12 21:34:39 EST
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103271