Last updated -[Wed May 21 08:34:33 1997 by cxh]-
The X Display Manager (
xdm) manages remote displays, allowing users to log in and run X11 in a more friendly fashion than just starting X from a prompt.
Locally, we use
xdm on the Wang room Sparcstation,
Wang Room User notes
Keybindings in the login window
The first window that comes up is the chooser window, the second
window that comes up is the login in window.
If the machine that you connect to is running
xdm from sww, then you should be able to use
Control-R to abort the current login session, and get back to the chooser window.
A failsafe session is a session that has just an xterm, your
.xsession file is not accessed. Using a failsafe
session is useful if your
.xsession file is
To start a failsafe session, you should also be able to hit either
Control-Return after typing
Wang Room Sysadmin notes
xdm at boot time. The
/etc/init.d/xdm-setup is called from
To start and stop
xdm and the X server, use
/etc/init.d/xdm-setup start or
wang.eecs is running a wierd installation of xdm,
where we get a chooser window, even though we are sitting at
the console. This allows users who don't have accounts on
wang.eecs to choose a host to connect to.
wang specific files are in
/etc/xdm on wang. We've made these files local so that anyone who has root on
wang can modified them