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Old 08-24-2004, 04:04 AM   #1
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Question Server Status can not display by XDMCP connect


I have a question.
When I use Exceed or Exceed onDemand by XDMCP-Broadcast,
"XDMCP Display Manager Chooser" displayed.

In my environment, there is RedHatLinux in the list.

Host Name | Host Address | Status
Red73 Linux 2.4.18-3
ultra1 2 users load: 0.0, 0.0, 0.1

ultra1 is solaris2.8.
In RedHatLinux, I would like to display status in the
same way as Solaris.
I already run xdm on Linux.
I can connect RedHat7.3 by XDMCP.

I make Xwilling file.

[root@Red73 xdm]# cat /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling
# $XFree86$

# The output of this script is displayed in the chooser window.
# (instead of "Willing to manage")

load="`uptime|sed -e 's/^.*load[^0-9]*//'`"
nrusers="`who|cut -c 1-8|sort -u|wc -l|sed 's/^[ ]*//'`"
s=""; [ "$nrusers" != 1 ] && s=s

echo "${nrusers} user${s}, load: ${load}"
[root@Red73 xdm]#

I edited /etc/inittab.
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
# xdm is now a separate service
#x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon <- comment out

x:5:respawn:/usr/bin/X11/xdm -nodaemon <- add line

Then, status changed as follows.

Host Name | Host Address | Status
Red73 this account is currently not available
ultra1 2 users load: 0.0, 0.0, 0.1

I want to display Status.
Do someone know the method?
Please help me.
Old 08-26-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
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I edited /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config

DisplayManager.willing: su nobody -c /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling

->DisplayManager.willing: su nobody -s /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling
(-c -> -s)

So I can display status.

This appears to be a bug with xdm. Details can be found at


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