[Bug 1020] New: Start display manager reliably when udev is installed

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Sat Oct 16 01:23:41 PDT 2004


http://blfs-bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1020

           Summary: Start display manager reliably when udev is installed
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: SVN
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-hotplug-
                    devel&m=109783336527621&w=2
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Bootscripts
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: alexander at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org


In the above report, the user says that udev does not create the NVidia device 
nodes fast enough for the X server started by KDM to use them. 
 
There is no official upstream answer, but I guess that "put the startup of 
your display manager into /etc/dev.d scriptlet instead of the initscript" 
would be the most consistent with the whole udev ideology. 
 
Unfortunately, this leaves us with three cases to support. 
 
1) NVidia users should place the kdm or gdm startup script into (I guess, I 
don't have NVidia here) /etc/dev.d/nvidia0/[k,g]dm.dev file 
2) Users of graphics cards that need DRI should put a similar scriptlet into 
the /etc/dev.d/dri/card0/[k,g]dm.dev file 
3) Users of 2D-only (i.e. no DRI) graphics cards should use the traditional 
initscript in the /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory. 
 
If a good solution for the BLFS book is not worked out until 2004-12-01, this 
bug will be marked as "WONTFIX" here and transferred into the LFS Bugzilla.



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