GDM Questions

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 20:10:59 PST 2004


On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 19:48:00 -0600, DJ Lucas <dj at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Finally, I see the light at the end of the tunnel. The update to
> > GNOME-2.8 is almost complete.
> 
> After a couple of minor issues between the keyboard and the chair,
> things are looking good here!  :-)  Good work.
> 
> > The last package to update is GDM,
> > but I'm confused about a couple of things.
> >
> > First, the boot script (last updated 10/2, by DJ)
> 
> Hmmm...I think that was when I added the date and last edited by
> properties.  I don't recall working on that bootscript ever.
> 
> 
> 
> > has
> > /opt/gnome-2.4 listed in the path. This is *ages* old, even by
> > BLFS standards. We've been at 2.6 since I can remember. I don't
> > recall anybody posting anything that the bootscript needs to be
> > updated.
> >
> > Does anyone use GDM?
> >
> > The bootscript, as is, hasn't worked properly for I don't know
> > how long now.
> >
> 
> Better stated, does anyone actually use (or need) the bootscript?  :-)
> I don't use gdm, but from a casual look, ISTM that it's probably easiest
> to start it from inittab.  Although this has been hashed out once before
> without a clear conclusion as to which is better:
> 
> http://archives.linuxfromscratch.org/mail-archives/blfs-dev/2003-July/003111.html
> 
> When playing with gdm, I've not had the pleasure of the scenarios
> mentioned in that thread, so I have nothing intelligent to add to the
> above.  I just remembered it and thought it might be worth a mention
> given that nobody has brought the broken bootscript to our attention yet.
> 
> <Snip>
> 
> -- DJ Lucas

I think I did that... someone in the BLFS team wanted the option of it
running from /opt, or /usr.

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