Bug 598268 - /etc/X11/prefdm should fall back on xdm too
Summary: /etc/X11/prefdm should fall back on xdm too
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Version: 13
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2010-06-01 00:05 UTC by David Cantrell
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-01 21:48:25 UTC
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Description David Cantrell 2010-06-01 00:05:45 UTC
The /etc/X11/prefdm script lacks this line:

    exec xdm "$@" >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null

After the fallback attempts on gdm and kdm.  Would be nice to have xdm as the third fallback attempt.  Without this line, the user is required to create /etc/sysconfig/desktop with the following contents:

    DISPLAYMANAGER=xdm

In order for the system to boot up to a login screen.  Without the DISPLAYMANAGER setting, the system will appear to hang on boot up.  Adding the 'exec xdm' fallback attempt line would be nice to have.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-01 21:48:17 UTC
This is intentional, per the request of the xdm package maintainer.


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