Because of this, I can't write in my xconsole.
I tried to setup gdm just like xdm and take advantage of:
to chown /dev/console as appropriate, just like xdm does,
but that doesn't work either and ls -lu, shows that gdm
does not even open those files :-(
I was just checking on the status of this bug, and realized that I
messed up the summary, but bugzilla doesn't give me any way to change
Anyway, what I meant to write there was "gdm doesn't chown
I changed the summary for you. :-)
You do appear to be correct that a gdm login ought to give
you ownership of /dev/console; I'm looking to see if any
other instances of this exist and whether to use pam_console
as a general solution.
This will be fixed for gdm, and unified between gdm, xdm, and kdm,
in the next release, as it will be done entirely through the
pam_console module. Thanks!