gdm can not pass arguments to the X server

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11


Since a major rewrite upstream gdm can no longer pass arguments like "logverbose 6" to the X server.
A set of arguments is hardcoded and all other arguments are ignored.


SUSE Engineering released a fix for SLED and SLES 11, which is available as maintenance update since 2009-Aug-27.

Additional Information

To make use of this feature, create a configuration file /etc/gdm/custom.conf and add the lines:

LocalXserverCommand=/usr/bin/X -br -verbose 9

Here "-verbose 9" had been added. Note that it is necessary to put the complete commandline in there.


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  • Document ID:7003851
  • Creation Date: 13-Jul-2009
  • Modified Date:15-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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