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Old 04-14-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
killer_bunny
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XFree86 4.4.0 - removing console window at gdm login


I have installed XFree86 4.4.0

Everything works great but i can't figure out how to remove the error console window from gdm login...

I looked at .xinitrc and .xsession and all i found was this:

Code:
# If you login from xdm, uncomment this to make error messages appear
# in the console window.
#
# tail -f /home/rdavl/.xsession-errors > /dev/console &
So my guess would be that there is lines like this somewhere else in the system that open up the console window at gdm login...
But i can't find them. The main reason for that is probably cause i don't know where to look for them.

Thnx
 
Old 04-14-2004, 06:27 AM   #2
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try this command:

grep -R -l -i ".xsession-errors" /etc/*

it searches inside all files in the /etc dir (and subdirs) for the text ".xsession-errors"

hope this helps,
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:13 AM   #3
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Case s0lved!

There problem was xconsole in right bottom corner of loginscreen with message:

Code:
Console log for 'hostname'
It is not the KDM or the GDM that makes the xconsole appear...
It is XDM. This is solution for Red Hat distros:

As root open:

/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0

It should look something like this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# $Xorg: Xsetup_0,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:17 cpqbld Exp $
xconsole -geometry 480x130-0-0 -daemon -notify -verbose -fn fixed -exitOnFail
Just comment out the this line:

Code:
xconsole -geometry 480x130-0-0 -daemon -notify -verbose -fn fixed -exitOnFail
with
Code:
#
so it looks like this:

Code:
#xconsole -geometry 480x130-0-0 -daemon -notify -verbose -fn fixed -exitOnFail
Save the file... logout and no more xconsole....

I am not sure of this works on other distros....
 
  


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