xdm and gdm

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat Jul 21 19:01:22 UTC 2012

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 20:40:44 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >> after loggin in it just exits. no .xsession-errors is created. no idea
> >> where to seek error messages at all.
> >
> > Maybe errors are reported to the 1st virtual terminal
> > where the XDM process outputs its messages to (currently
> > not running xdm, so I can't check).
> there are imho nowhere.

When I do "startx", the vitrual terminal from which I issue
this command will capture the messages related to X. In case
of xdm, I did assume that would be ttyv0 implicitely.

> Do you have any data about preparations that gdm do?

The Handbook mentions /proc to be mounted, but that's not
related. The settings


in /etc/rc.conf would (if I understand the mechanism correctly)
correspond to scripts


respectively. So any possibly relevant preparations should be
done by those scripts. I can't check those as I haven't got
Gnome installed here.

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