Advocacy opportunity in XFree86/xdm/xlogin

Alexander Pohoyda alexander.pohoyda at
Sat May 31 14:17:58 PDT 2003

> From: Lukas Ertl <l.ertl at>
> On Sat, 31 May 2003, Alexander Pohoyda wrote:

> > I have found a suitable Beastie picture on site, and
> > edited it a bit, to make it fit xlogin application.
> > xlogin is used by xdm, as you well know.
> > By default, XFree86 globe picture is displayed, and I thought that it
> > would be a good advocacy to display our own logo there.
> >
> > You can see it here:
> >
> > and XPM file for the X:
> >
> /usr/ports/x11/wdm already comes with a beastie image as default pic (I
> guess it's taken from the daemon in /usr/share/examples/BSD_daemon/.)

Well, but wdm is not installed by default, and I have never heard of
it before. I would consider it a failed advocacy effort :-)

I have just installed that port on 4.8-STABLE, and got an ugly Penguin
face on my screen!! Thanks, but even XFree86 globe is better for me.

After that I had a look at the Beastie pixmap provided by the wdm
Well.... I fully admit that the one I proposed before is far from
perfection, but it looks much better anyway.
And, BTW, I deinstalled wdm port. That's not something I want to have
on my machine.

I hope that Marshall Kirk McKusick will give us the permission to
use the picture in this case.

Please compare:

Let's promote the BSD style wherever that is possible!

Alexander Pohoyda
<alexander.pohoyda at>

P.S. Still not response from maintainers.

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