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Re: About early gdm logon



tor, 07.04.2005 kl. 15.32 skrev Rahul Sundaram:
> Antonio Vargas wrote:
> 
> >On Apr 5, 2005 5:02 PM, Chris Ricker <kaboom oobleck net> wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, Ray Strode wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>Hi,
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>>>Just noticed that the new gdm in rawhide allows early logon before the
> >>>>entire system is up. But as I read about it in the init script does not
> >>>>actually allow users to logon until the entire system is up. My question
> >>>>is what is the purpose of this if you can't logon when the screen
> >>>>appears?
> >>>>        
> >>>>
> >>>There are a number of advantages to starting gdm early.
> >>>
> >>>1) no rhgb means we don't have to start two X servers during the boot
> >>>up process.  This means faster bootup, less badness on bad hardware,
> >>>etc...
> >>>      
> >>>
> >
> >Is rhgb the one that show's a progress bar while starting services?
> >
> 
> yes it is. Red Hat graphical boot
> 
> 
> >>>4) The user can type their username and password as soon as a login
> >>>screen appears, then walk away--get coffee whatever--and come back with
> >>>it all logged in.
> >>>      
> >>>
> >
> >Yeah great security unless the desktop stays locked by default ;)
> >
> you have typically home desktop users doing this and its  not a security 
> concern for them.
> 

I use to go and grab some water while fc3 is booting at school. I do not
want to leave my desk as a "sitting duck" while doing this, if i can't
get a friend to watch the computer while i am away.

Another problem with the early-gdm-start thingy, is where do you display
error messages - services that fail to start etc. ? Services failing
silent are *BAD*.


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