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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure your system in /etc/sysconfig/desktop to use xdm and reboot to
start xdm session
Session is broken in many ways, for example, no dbus-launch and no ssh-agent is
Session should work as with other DMs.
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.
I recomend not using xdm.
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 email@example.com, 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]
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
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
[root@vel tmp]# rpm -qf /usr/bin/xdm
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 223507 ***