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Date:      Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:59:07 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Yuri <yuri@rawbw.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: What is the "thinnest" display manager available?
Message-ID:  <20131126095907.05990916.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <52946150.2060505@rawbw.com>
References:  <mailman.1623.1385415415.1391.freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> <20131126073256.GC788@lena.kiev> <52946150.2060505@rawbw.com>

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On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:52:32 -0800, Yuri wrote:
> On 11/25/2013 23:32, Lena@lena.kiev.ua wrote:
> > ttyv7   "/usr/libexec/getty lenaPc"             cons25r on  secure
> > ttyv8   "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon"          xterm   off secure
> > ttyv9   "/usr/libexec/getty lenaPc"             cons25r on  secure
> 
> Lena,
> 
> This method of launching of DM is obsolete and not recommended.
> Normally they are launched through /etc/rc.d script. I remember running 
> in some bad issue exactly because of such ttys misuse, but don't 
> remember specifics.

Many display managers (such as GDM and KDM) have a setting
ready for /etc/rc.conf, but XDM still seems to work fine with
this method. The FreeBSD Handbook (6.6.2.) mentions the adding
of an entry to /etc/ttys, which I'm following for years now if
I want to use xdm and wdm.

Source: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-xdm.html

Allow me to ask the following question:

Is xdm (and as far as I know, also wdm) still an exception
from the "rc.conf rule", or how is it supposed to be started
on "more modern" versions?



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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