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Old 07-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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xdm - Not generate console


Hi. I recently started using xdm instead of gdm. xdm works fine; however, when I log in, xdm opens up a white console window, which I did not specify in my .xsession. How to I prevent that from appearing?
 
Old 07-18-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
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For posterity: I did the following to resolve the problem:

To prevent the xconsole from appearing at the login prompt, I commented the following lines out of /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources:

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!XConsole.text.geometry:	480x130
!XConsole.verbose:	true
!XConsole*iconic:	true
!XConsole*font:		fixed
The '!' character is used for comments, apparently.

To prevent the xconsole from appearing after login, I commented the following lines out of /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config:

Code:
! DisplayManager._0.setup:	/usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
! DisplayManager._0.startup:	/usr/lib/X11/xdm/GiveConsole
! DisplayManager._0.reset:	/usr/lib/X11/xdm/TakeConsole
It is a little odd that I had to do that, since the files referenced (Xsetup_0, GiveConsole, TakeConsole) don't actually exist... but, hey, whatever works.
 
  


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