How can I disable bulletproof X?

Asked by laga on 2007-10-01

Hi,

I use a manually created Xorg.conf file. However, bullet proof X tends to overwrite it if there's a problem with X on boot. KDM is set up to start X with a specific server layout, so bullet proof X doesn't work anyway. How can I disable bullet proof X?

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  • 2007-10-01 by laga
Alan (mrintegrity) said : #1

Comment out the line that reads:

 FailsafeXServer=/etc/gdm/failsafeXServer

In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

This will disable the functionality.

laga (laga) said : #2

Hi,

sorry, i forgot to mention I'm using KDE. Do you know how to do that in kdm? I grepped for those lines you gave me, but that didn't yield a result. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a related line in my kdmrc at all.

laga (laga) said : #3

Oops, forgot to reopen.

Alan (mrintegrity) said : #4

kdm does not support failsafeX so it is not enabled on kubuntu. If you have installed kde on a standard ubuntu install that might be a different story.

Alan (mrintegrity) said : #5

Do you have this file: /etc/kde3/kdm/failsafeXServer ?

laga (laga) said : #6

No, this file does not exist.

Yes, this is a Ubuntu install where I manually installed kubuntu-desktop. I'm using KDM and not GDM. However, /etc/gdm still exists on my system with the following content:

factory-gdm.conf failsafeInstall gdm-cdd.conf gdmprefetchlist modules PreSession
failsafeBlacklist failsafeXinit gdm.conf Init PostLogin XKeepsCrashing
failsafeDexconf failsafeXServer gdm.conf-custom locale.conf PostSession Xsession

However, I don't think kdm would pick up a gdm config file. Or would it?

Alan (mrintegrity) said : #7

In order to give kubuntu users some sort of failsafex use they are maybe
still using displayconfig-gtk as the failsafe. I would comment out the
line in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf as I mentioned in my first response and see if
that solves the issue.

I bet it wouldn't happen if you had installed from kubuntu instead of
kde on ubuntu.

Alan

On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 15:49 +0000, Michael Haas wrote:
> Question #14320 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/14320
>
> Status: Needs information => Open
>
> Michael Haas gave more information on the question:
> No, this file does not exist.
>
> Yes, this is a Ubuntu install where I manually installed kubuntu-
> desktop. I'm using KDM and not GDM. However, /etc/gdm still exists on my
> system with the following content:
>
> factory-gdm.conf failsafeInstall gdm-cdd.conf gdmprefetchlist modules PreSession
> failsafeBlacklist failsafeXinit gdm.conf Init PostLogin XKeepsCrashing
> failsafeDexconf failsafeXServer gdm.conf-custom locale.conf PostSession Xsession
>
>
> However, I don't think kdm would pick up a gdm config file. Or would it?
>

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