-inetd option with RH7.2

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 19:20:34 +0000

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 06:53:31PM +1100, Brian Turner wrote:
> `ps -A | grep dm` doesn't show anything (well, sendmail :) ).
> I tried to follow this through: inittab starts a script called 'prefdm'
> which appears to identify the correct dm and start it with the -nodaemon
> switch.  I understand this suppresses kdm from running in the background?

My guess is that prefdm is set to run at runlevel 5.  Is your
initdefault set to 5?  If you want X over VNC but don't want X on the
local console, then you might want to leave the initdefault at 3 (or
whatever it is set to) but set prefdm to start at 3 instead of 5.

Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.  http://www.alttech.com/
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