Strange X problem

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Fri Oct 6 10:10:22 PDT 2006

--On Friday, October 06, 2006 08:30:36 -0400 Robert Huff 
<roberthuff at> wrote:

> Paul Schmehl writes:
>>  Not really.  I want X to start *without* requiring a console
>>  login and prompt me for a login in the gui, just like my
>>  workstation does.
> 	The traditional answer is to put an entry in /etc/ttys.  (See
> the man page for details.)
Therein lies the problem.  There *is* an entry in /etc/ttys:
ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon"  xterm   on secure

Guess I'll just start double-checking everything.  Maybe there's a typo 

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas

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