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Old 04-14-2004, 06:04 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Croatia
Distribution: RedHat 9, Slack
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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:

# 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.

Old 04-14-2004, 07:27 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: netherlands
Distribution: debian
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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, 05:13 AM   #3
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Case s0lved!

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

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:


It should look something like this:

# $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:

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

#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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