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Old 03-28-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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current branch: kde 3.4 and kdm

current users:
Most of the mirrors have the kde 3.4 updates now.

The use of the xservers file in /opt/kde/share/config/kdm is now discontinued.
I found that a new kdmrc file was needed as the old one did not get updated properly,
and some of the options are out of date.
If you, like me, used to add the -nolisten tcp option to the xservers file, you will be glad
to know that the option is now enabled by default, but you still need the new config.

I found that running (as root)

/opt/kde/bin/genkdmconf --no-old --no-old-scripts

generated the required files

(YMMV etc etc)


edit: this only affects kdm login manager users. If you use startx or some other login manager, its pretty irrelevant :-)

Last edited by tobyl; 03-28-2005 at 02:06 PM.
Old 03-29-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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The problem is that by replacing Pat's customized /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/Xsession file with it's own after running that command, KDM no longer loads /usr/X11R6/lib/xinit/.Xmodmap and I don't think it handles loading the users' profile settings correctly.
Old 03-29-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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thanks for your feedback, cathectic.

If the command causes a problem, it is easy to go back, as the original files are saved with .bak extensions in the same dir. I should have mentioned that.

my system was not affected in the way you suggest.

However as far as I could tell, no mention of .Xmodmap occurs in /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/* - in my case, this is all done from ~/.xinitrc

here's mine:


# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $


# merge in defaults and keymaps

if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources

if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
xmodmap $sysmodmap

if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources

if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
xmodmap $usermodmap

of course other set-up's may be different.

regards, tobyl

Last edited by tobyl; 03-29-2005 at 12:18 PM.


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