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A Repeating Issue

Khalid A. Al-Tayaran
Valued Contributor

A Repeating Issue

Hi all,

This issue that I'm posting here was solved before. What changed is that is this:

I installed Redhat 9 on the machine that was RedHat 8 and managed to work run X Windows from Exceed (XDMCP). Now this isn't working in version 9. The following files were modified:
/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config
/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf
(then restarted)

netstat -a | grep xdm shows xdm is available.

telnet is working fine.

ntsysv shows that xinet is enabled.

iptables -L gives no xdm ports???

Is there something that was changed from 8 to 9 and I missed to look at it?

Appreciate your efforts,,,

8 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue

When I went from Red Hat 7.2 to Red Hat 7.3 the install process overwrote my customizations to several services AND inplemented a chroot() jail on ftp without so much as warning me.

This is a common upgrade problem.

1) Go throught the files and make your changes again, they are probably gone.

2) I'm running a search here and on red hat and will get back to you.

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: A Repeating Issue

This post

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0x0bbb50dde50cd71190050090279cd0f9,00.html

Essentially validates your configuation methodology. My bet is Red Hat wiped out part of your work during the upgrade.

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Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue

are you still using gdm and not kdm?

Because if kdm is running, you must allow XDMCP for kdm.

Vitaly
Khalid A. Al-Tayaran
Valued Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue


Hi

Thanks guys,

I was busy so I didn't update you with my situation.

I'm still stuck here...

1- I did a clean install not an upgrade

2- gdm or kdm it doesn't matter if either one is not configured right.

I need more help...

thanks///
Khalid A. Al-Tayaran
Valued Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue



ping!!!
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue

Hello,

I'm also using Red Hat 9.0 and XDMCP works perfectly. I changed exactly the same files (Xaccess, xdm-config, gdm.conf).

Are you sure you don't have a syntax error ? please find attached my configuration files.

Good luck.

Kodjo
Learn and explain...
Khalid A. Al-Tayaran
Valued Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue


Hi,

Here is the iptables -L output:
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
RH-Lokkit-0-50-INPUT all -- anywhere anywhere

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
RH-Lokkit-0-50-INPUT all -- anywhere anywhere

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain RH-Lokkit-0-50-INPUT (2 references)
target prot opt source destination

ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:http flags:
ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ftp flags:S
ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ssh flags:S
ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:telnet flag
ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp spts:bootps:boo
ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp spts:bootps:boo
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere
REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpts:0:1023 fla
REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:nfs flags:S
REJECT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpts:0:1023 rej
REJECT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:nfs reject-
REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpts:x11:6009 f
REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:xfs flags:S

Khalid A. Al-Tayaran
Valued Contributor

Re: A Repeating Issue



Guys,

I think I had a problem with iptables (iptables -F) .. anyway I rebuilded the system after I found gdm corrupted!!

After the rebuild everything is O.K. Now X is running fine.

I don't know really what happend to the first installation.


Thanks for your efforts,,

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