Bug 8758 - kdm screws up Xsetup call when accessed from remote Xserver
kdm screws up Xsetup call when accessed from remote Xserver
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-22 20:08 EST by Simon Hill
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-23 10:43:31 EST
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Description Simon Hill 2000-01-22 20:08:08 EST
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[27428]: 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
Comment 1 Simon Hill 2000-01-22 20:12:59 EST
Comment 2 Simon Hill 2000-01-23 10:43:59 EST
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 ;-)

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