Question about XDM

dteske at dteske at
Sun Apr 13 18:19:48 UTC 2014

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antoine Kallab [mailto:antoine at]
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 4:46 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Question about XDM
> Hello everybody,
> I'm new to BSD, so please bear with me if I ask a dumb question. Thanks!
> ---
> I am trying to set up XDM. I want it to drop me in to a minimal TWM
> after I log in. Right now, it just flashes the screen and puts me back at
> login window.

Install "xsm"

> >From what I read in the handbook, there are a few configuration files
> >in
> /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm that I need to change to get it to sing and dance
in the
> way I want it to.
> If I remember correctly, it was Xsession that controlled what happened
> a user logs in.
> Right now it is just an if/then loop that looks like it runs
/usr/local/bin/xsm. Is
> that whole thing necessary? Can't I just tell it to run TWM?
> And if that loop is necessary, where would I add my bit for starting TWM?
> Google has been ZERO help.
> Many thanks in advance.
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