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From: Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Feckless xdm not much of a manager
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 03:37:07
Message-Id: AANLkTineoO-pCd-euV4BqvnRmuqq-n5dBcV5yJUjLTrX@mail.gmail.com
1 I'm actually working to integrate a new HD monitor in a system built before
2 HD was invented. The monitor works better than the old one, but just in 4:3
3 aspect mode. But that's another thread, I only mention it so you know I'm
4 as well off as I was before the old monitor fritzed out on me.
5
6 In order to make progress on this thing, it's useful to be able to control
7 the display manager. My problem has been that going to /etc/init.d
8 and commanding "./xdm stop" seems to work, but has no effect on KDE.
9 Manually killing kde (ps -ef | grep kde, etc) just starts another one. I
10 finally figured out that I have to find the 'kdm' process and kill that,
11 then a logoff or Ctl_Alt_BS actually gets rid of X, so I can do things like
12 "X -configure" and so on.
13
14 Oddly, "./xdm start" worked fine, and was responsible for kdm being started.
15 But isn't it odd that the display "manager" has such weak
16 control on its "subordinate"? Big PITA for me.
17
18 Grrrrr.
19
20 --
21 Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

Replies

Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Feckless xdm not much of a manager Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Feckless xdm not much of a manager Bill Longman <bill.longman@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Feckless xdm not much of a manager Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>