Feckless xdm not much of a manager
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Stroller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 25 Aug 2010, at 04:36, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
... My problem has been that going to /etc/init.d
and commanding "./xdm stop" seems to work, but has no effect on KDE. *Manually killing kde (ps -ef | grep kde, etc) just starts another one. *I finally figured out that I have to find the 'kdm' process and kill that, then a logoff or Ctl_Alt_BS actually gets rid of X, so I can do things like
"X -configure" and so on.
If you run `/etc/init.d/xdm stop` and then log out of KDE using the logoff button in the Start Menu, what happens, please? Does xdm return?
Things have changed slightly since the last reboot.* Now it goes like this:
* /etc/init.d/xdm stop
Kde dies, xdm dies, ps -ef shows no signs of either one, and Ctl-Alt-F7 gets me a blank screen with a blinking cursor, but no response to the keyboard.
Back in a root console,
*/etc/init.d/xdm start***** or*** /etc/init.d/xdm status
Now reports that xdm is stopping.* This goes on until I run out of patience, and zap xdm
* /etc/init.d/xdm zap
* /etc/init.d/xdm start
which seems to work -- it gets me to a KDE login.** I'm not aware of doing anything that would have made this change.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD