Bug 58111 - /etc/X11/prefdm dumps all output
/etc/X11/prefdm dumps all output
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-08 17:39 EST by Michael Stenner
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-29 15:30:51 EDT
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Description Michael Stenner 2002-01-08 17:39:29 EST
Description of Problem:

/etc/X11/prefdm directs all output (stdout and stderr) to /dev/null when it
execs the display manager. If there happens to be a problem with the display
manager (or X), it can be very hard (especially for a new user) to figure out
what's wrong. I think that with all other init scripts, output is dumped to the

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-29 15:30:51 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

Realistically, this behavior will probably not change; if there are specific
errors, the display manager will log them (and gdm will pop up a dialog if it
notices itself failing excessively.)

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