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Bug 17873 - Xsetup_0 misses kdmdesktop!
Xsetup_0 misses kdmdesktop!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2000-09-26 15:37 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-03 11:37:22 EDT
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Description Sammy 2000-09-26 15:37:17 EDT
Somehow the pidof statement is missing the kdm and branching to
a xsetroot command with solid background. I am running kdm and
upto 7.0 kdmdesktop always ran. I just commented the xsetroot
and put in kdmdesktop in the second branch and now I get my nicer
Comment 1 Ian Pilcher 2000-10-03 11:37:20 EDT
This is happening because kdm has been patched to update the PATHs for root and
normal users.  The patch omits /sbin and /usr/sbin from root's PATH, so Xsetup_0
can't find /sbin/pidof.

Changing Xsetup_0 to explicitly reference /sbin/pidof fixes this problem.

(Personally, I question the necessity of patching the PATHs in kdm at all.  I
suspect that it was done as a workaround for the fact that users are not
properly logged on when kdm is used.  However, this is caused by a change to
Xsession, and I believe that it should be addressed there.)
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2000-10-11 09:50:55 EDT
This problem is fixed in xinitrc-3.1-1

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