On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 16:36:27 -0700 (PDT) Julian Elischer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I need to make an X server act as an X-terminal > and run the chooser, offering up a set of > systems to log into at initial powerup. > > I am sure I have done this before but I'll be damned if I can see > from teh current docs how to do this again.. > > I can make the other end.. a system that offers xdm service.. > without too much problem, but I can't see how to make an xdm > start teh X server and then get that xdm on the far system to > offer service, put up a menu of systems (the chooser) and then > select one of them as the base login system. > This should be in the handbook or something. Here goes: What I do is an indirect query on the host: $x :1 -depth 16 vt10 -indirect $(hostname)& where $x evaluates to: x=/usr/X11R6/bin/X The ":1" is display 1, I run a regular xdm logon on :0. I run this one on virtual terminal 10, vt9 is where I run the regular xdm login to this machine. X will run on the first unassigned virtual terminal unless you direct it to another. I do this in a file named xdm.sh in /usr/local/etc/rc.d, I do not run xdm from rc.conf. The xdm configuration files have to be modified. In Xservers comment out the line-> :0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X In xdm-config, follow the directions: ! SECURITY: do not listen for XDMCP or Chooser requests ! Comment out this line if you want to manage X terminals with xdm !DisplayManager.requestPort: 0 Next is Xaccess, it looks like what I have here is: * CHOOSER BROADCAST #any indirect host can get a chooser I think that ought to do it, I mess this up for a long time everytime I switch OSes. I can't remeber either. There are many other nice to change settings in these files. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"