Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91062
error changing display manager
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
$DISPLAYMANAGER is used to change selected
display manager using data from file
Writing at this file not GNOME (KDE for example)
At startup and shoutdown all work correct.
The problem is changing user exiting from KDE or GNOME, the screen is black and
the system dont' work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.edit file /etc/sysconfig/desktop
2.insert line DISPLAYMANAGER=KDE
3.if display manager start at startup reboot
4.logon as user or root at gnome or kde
5.select exit to reenter as another user
Actual Results: The screen is black and the system is bolocked
Expected Results: return to logon manager
probing ctrl-alt F1 or ctrl-alt backspace or ctrl-alt - or ctrl-alt + i don't
doing testing this morning and changed system to use xdm (DISPLAYMANAGER=XDM).
Upon reboot got error message 'xrdb: unknown command' - or some such message.
(Sorry the actual log file has been overwritten now.)
Got around this by changing /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0 to specify '/usr/bin/X11/xrdb'
rather than just 'xrdb' (in line 9). However it could have just been me doing
Changing component to kdebase, as kdm isn't a part of XFree86.
Does it work if you change DISPLAYMANAGER to XDM or GNOME?
It's strange, i cannot reproduce this problem!
Could you please attach all config files under /etc/X11/xdm/ ?
which XFree86 version is running on your machine?
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Closing as CANTFIX.