Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166388
kdmrc outdated - kdm in KDE 3.4 no longer uses Xservers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:12 EST
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Description of problem:
One of the features of KDE 3.4 is that kdm no longer uses Xservers file, but the shipped kdmrc file does not reflect this.
As a result misconfigurations can happen easily: e.g. kdm will start a local X session even if all entries in Xservers file are commented out; the correct way to configure servers is now to use options like StaticServers and ServerCmd in the kdmrc file (see http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101163)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
This is only to demonstrate that Xservers file is ignored.
1. comment out all entries in /etc/X11/Xdm/Xservers
2. restart kdm
Actual Results: local X session starts
Expected Results: only network sessions (XDMCP) should be allowed
The kdmrc file shipped with the new kdebase-3.4.2-0.fc3.3 package is better, the
misleading reference to Xservers is there though.
The kdmrc file still contains the following keywords that are no longer recognized:
The Xservers keyword points to the Xservers file which is no longer used by kdm.
An error occurs but kdm defaults to /usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg so normally it still
works. However if you want to use your own Xserver or want to customize how you
call X, you have to configure the kdmrc file. Here is an example for the kdmrc
file using 2 displays:
1. Under [General] remove the Xservers line.
2. Under [General] remove the ReserveServers line.
3. Under [General] add this:
4. Under [X-:0-Core] add this (customizing as desired, this is an example):
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -layout Main_Layout
5 Under [X-:1-Core] add this (customizing as desired, this is an example):
ServerArgsLocal=-nolisten tcp -layout TV_Layout -novtswitches -delay 6
In FC5t1/Rawhide kdebase-3.5.0-1.1, it seems that the fallbacks no longer work
and kdm is unable to start X, see bug 173776.
Any chance of getting this fixed for FC5?
yes, it should be fixes in next comming FC5
it's now fixed in kdebase-3.5.1-3. It will be available in rawhide soon.
Thanks for your report