[x11] XDM Configuration

John Klingler john at jupiter.com
Tue Jan 30 11:38:28 PST 2007

What, exactly, do you mean by "restart"? Is it cycling normally or 
crashing and being respawned by the kernel? You may simply be having a 
problem with the user id you are logging in with. Try another user id.

Were there any messages in the /var/log/xdm-errors? Depending on your 
OS, this file might be located elsewhere, as specified in the xdm-config 
file in /etc/X11/xdm. However, that might be located somewhere else as 
well. The default, according to the man page, is
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/. Before XFree86 it was /usr/lib/X11/xdm. These 
are just symbolic links.

Between the man page and the config files you should have no trouble 
configuring xdm. (FLW) ;-)


Jim Gifford wrote:

> I've been trying to sort out over the last few weeks how to get xdm 
> working. I'm able to get a login prompt, accept a password, but then 
> it restarts.
> Is there any documentation on how to configure xdm?
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