Problem with xdm's configuration files on Freebsd

Glynn Clements glynn at
Tue Oct 16 04:19:38 PDT 2007

Leslie Jensen wrote:

> At the last update of xdm the location for the
> configuration files changed from /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm to
> /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/ and now with the update to version
> xdm-1.1.6_1 we're back in /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm again, But
> Just to test I removed the files from
> /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/
> Then xdm didn't have any settings and my desktop wouldn't start.
> Copying the files from /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm to 
> /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/ made Xdm work again.
> Plus! The xconsole now starts eventhough I've removed the line that 
> starts it from  Xsetup_0.

Try running the following command:

	strings /usr/local/bin/xdm | fgrep xdm-config

This should tell you the location of xdm's primary configuration file. 
The other files which it uses (Xsetup etc) are all specified in that

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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