Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173776
kdm calls /usr/X11R6/bin/X to start X
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
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Description of problem:
kdm calls /usr/X11R6/bin/X to start the X server which no longer exists and it
should be /usr/bin/X instead. You may be able to fix this but I found it to be
difficult since configure seems to use imake and imake still refers to old paths.
I filed this with Mike Harris too but the general idea is not to use imake any more
since X itself does not use it. Perhaps you can path something in the configure
script to change it instead. I changed bunch of things in *.cf *.tmpl files for imake
and got it to finally pick the right path. Otherwise system hangs for people trying
to reboot with kdm.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do "strings /usr/bin/kdm | grep R6"
2. or restart kdm after installing modular X
This is also the case in FC5test1.
ln -s /usr/bin/X /usr/X11R6/bin/X
is a quick-and-dirty workaround.
I need kdm as a workaround for bug 113153...
The proper fix AFAIK is to bring kdmrc up to date, see bug 166388.
this problem has been fixed in the rawhide. Thanks for your report