X on Xterminals but not on console
sonicy at otenet.gr
Thu Oct 6 16:21:00 UTC 2011
On 6/10/2011 6:24 μμ, n dhert wrote:
> In your labserver, do you have a graphical login window at your labserver or
> not ?
> I don't want a graphical login, since I can't get anymore to the login
> prompt via Ctrl Alt F1
No graphical login. My lab server stops at the console login prompt.
> In KDM, the config directory is /usr/local/share/config/kdm for kdm window
> manager, there is no
> Xservers file, and I can't see any file .. there are Xaccess, Xwilling,
> Xstartup, Xreset, Xsession files
> and a large kdmrc file. There are no man pages for kdm, kdm-bin, Xaccess,
> I tried setting ServerCmd="" instead of ServerCmd=/usr/local/bin/X -br in
> the kdmrc file ...
> Now I only have /usr/local/bin/kdm-bin running, not /usr/local/bin/X
Don't really know how KDM handles this. You could however - as a last
resort - disable KDM and use xdm as your login manager. It is a bit
"rough" (see login screens here
but it can start up any GUI using a simple .xsession file (xdm is not
installed along with X but it is a very small port, x11/xdm).
> Am I right to believe the primary role of a local X server (local= on
> labserver) is to have a graphical environment on that labserver machine ?
Yes, absolutely. There is no need to run a GUI on the lab server. It's a
waste of CPU cycles and memory.
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