[K12OSN] Re: K12OSN Digest, Vol 38, Issue 5

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Thu Apr 5 15:01:20 UTC 2007

Using KDE as the default desktop does not necessarily mean kdm is being used instead of 
gdm.  I think that unless you specify kdm, gdm is used even if KDE is set as the default 
desktop.  Both are set in /etc/sysconfig/desktop, thusly:


IIRC, to set kdm as the display manager, you set DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE", and that's not a 
typo, KDE is specified, not KDM.  But it's been a while so test it, don't take my word 
for it.

Not that that really helps your problem.  Do you get the same result if the client uses 
gnome instead of kde?

xmechanic wrote:
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>> Subject:
>> Re: [K12OSN] Strange glitch in X on LTSP server
>> From:
>> Peter Scheie <peter at scheie.homedns.org>
>> Date:
>> Wed, 04 Apr 2007 12:08:05 -0500
>> To:
>> "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
>> To:
>> "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Thanks Petre,
> I've tried rebooting and I haven't made any changes to gdm. It does this 
> consistently since it was installed. Maybe the servers video drivers are 
> wacky? Card is a nVidia G-Force 6200 AGP 8x, and from past experience on 
> other distributions, nVidia is always pretty well supported. 
> Incidentally, I'm running K desktop on both the server and clients 
> exclusively to reduce the amount of configuration I have to do, so 
> theoretically, gdm wouldn't even be involved, correct?. kdm is the default.
>> I've seen this before after making changes to gdm and then running 
>> gdm-restart or similar.  Rebooting the server at a convenient time 
>> (when there are no users) always seems to fix it.
>> Petre
>> xmechanic wrote:
>>> I have a demo system setup at the local school here with 2 terminals and
>>> a test server with an AMD 1800+ and 512mb of RAM. System is set up with
>>> K12LTSP ver. 5.0. Everything is working ok for the most part, but when a
>>> client logs off and the terminal goes back to the login screen, the
>>> screen on the server goes blank and then comes up with a message that
>>> there is already an X-server running on TTY1. I can do ctrl+alt+F7 and
>>> get back to my existing desktop, but it would be nice to find a fix for
>>> this. Any ideas? Thanks!
>>> Dave Land
>>> Land Computer Service
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