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Bug 598268 - /etc/X11/prefdm should fall back on xdm too
/etc/X11/prefdm should fall back on xdm too
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-05-31 20:05 EDT by David Cantrell
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-01 17:48:25 EDT
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Description David Cantrell 2010-05-31 20:05:45 EDT
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:


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 17:48:17 EDT
This is intentional, per the request of the xdm package maintainer.

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