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Old 01-12-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Logout from ttyX redirects to gdm login


Hello Everyone,

I've been having an annoying problem upon logging out of virtual terminals: I always get redirected to tty7, or the gdm login screen, and I would much rather prefer to remain on the same ttyX.

I've attempted to fit this into /etc/skel/.bash_logout with something like:
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sudo chvt $(echo -n "$(tty)" | tail -c 1)
but it just isn't working. I've made sure that chvt has permission to run without a password (which is another issue: for small scripts in my ~/bin, they still ask for a password), but it seems like something is persistently switching to tty7.

Does anybody have an idea what is causing this behavior?

Thanks!
Glen
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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/etc/skel is for new accounts, in order to make this work, you need to amend your ~/.bash_logout file!
 
Old 01-12-2009, 05:51 PM   #3
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Hmm... I tried that before too, and it didn't work reliably. Now it does! Thanks for the kick in the right direction! =)
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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No probs, glad to be of service!!

BTW, you might wanna remove that line from the /etc/skel file unless you want all new users to be able to use this "extra" functionality!

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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Hi... Sorry to be a bother, but it isn't working reliably anymore. It will sometimes act as it should, and stay on the
same ttyX, but other times, it jumps back to tty7, or the gdm login screen... Any help would be great.

Edit: There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to when it acts properly or not either... Could this have something to do with X server login preferences???

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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Hi again. I've at least figured out that whatever is causing this behavior is *usually* being run after ~/.bash_logout.
It is very strange that it only sometimes happens, and seemingly randomly at that... I run Ubuntu 8.10, if that helps.
Is this an X or GDM problem? Is this not something to do with Bash???
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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I am making progress! And have a psudo-solution. I stopped gdm from being initialized on startup, which seems to have stopped the problem. As I rarely use X-windows anyway, it isn't that big of a deal to just initialize it if I need it. Although, after initializing gdm, the problem returns, and after stopping gdm, the problem persists. So... That is at least where I am at. If anybody knows what things gdm starts and doesn't stop, I would be very grateful. Thanks!!!
 
  


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