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RE: [SLE] xdm breaks virtual consoles in 7.2 + a curious 3D glitc h
  • From: "Harrell, Tim" <HarrelT1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 10:12:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <FC3DA3DC8D4AD311AB910020352A8FDC0594A398@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Support told me how to fix this: I needed to update the pam packages
(pam_devperm I believe). I did it with YOU and it's now fine.

Tim Harrell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harrell, Tim [mailto:HarrelT1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 12:02 PM
> To: 'SuseLinux'
> Subject: [SLE] xdm breaks virtual consoles in 7.2 + a curious
> 3D glitch
>
>
> If I boot up and login with xdm as the display manager (level
> 5), I find
> that I cannot switch to the virtual consoles in the usual way
> (CTRL_ALT_F<1-6>).
> This is bad news because if for any reason X hangs
> irreparably (ie, even
> CTRL_ALT_Backspace does nothing) then you cannot switch to another
> console to kill it off and restore sanity.
> Having to reboot a linux system because the windowing system
> freezes is
> pretty sad.
> I've checked the config/startup scripts for xdm and
> everything seems ok:
> GiveDevices has successfully given over tty0 + xconsole to the user
> logging in to X.
>
> However, a simple fix is to use kdm as the default display
> manager (set
> it in rc.config).
> kdm looks better as well.
>
> Another curious thing I found as a result of this is that
> when I boot up
> to login without a window manager (level 3) and run startx instead of
> getting there via xdm/kdm, I cannot run anything which uses 3D
> acceleration (any GL apps). It just segfaults. Considering that
> .xsession basically execs .xinitrc I cannot find any
> conceivable reason
> as to why GL stuff doesn't work when starting kde manually from the
> console.
>
> _________________________________________________________
> Tim Harrell
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