Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8758
kdm screws up Xsetup call when accessed from remote Xserver
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
When connecting to kdm from a remote Xserver via
X -query host
kdm attempts to execute /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup, which doesn't exist,
resulting in a login dialog box, but no background image. Of course, any
other custom setup doesn't get done either.
Jan 22 15:48:34 apollo kdm: can't execute
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup" (err 2)
I think kdm SHOULD be calling /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
A quick workaround is:
ln -s /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup
Well, I found the UNMAINTAINED Xterminal-HOWTO, and figured out how to configure
xdm/kdm to call the right setup file. Now if I could only figure out how to
make that chooser stuff work.
I can't believe that this information is not included in say the X Window User
HOWTO or maintained as a separate HOWTO. I found this "bug" mentioned numerous
times in the KDE mailing lists, and nowhere was it actually correctly answered
(otherwise I would never have submitted this bug report).
I would like to suggest that there is still a bug, but that it is a
documentation bug. Somebody needs to start maintaining that Xterminal HOWTO.
What are you looking at me for, its obvious that I know NOTHING about X ;-)