gdm[3465]: Error reinitilizing server

Ric Moore wayward4now
Mon Mar 5 08:16:05 PST 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 09:27 -0600, Vu Pham wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-05 at 00:25 -0600, Vu Pham wrote:
> > After running the update yesterday noon, I cannot run the remote X apps
> > on my system ( Suse 10.2 ) any more. ( it worked fine before the
> > update ).  netstat -tln shows no listenning on port
> > 6000. /var/log/messages shows  gdm[3465]: Error reinitilizing server.
> Solved it. Change the setting in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager fixed the
> problem.
> I know there are warnings about security of using port 6000 but I don't
> know why suddenly OpenSuse decides to close it now and not earlier.

Someone probably pointed out a security risk with an open port installed
by default. We're having the same ranting-thread on the FC list because
sendmail is now set to serve only localhost after a fresh install, by
default for security. Someone is raising hell about it. Makes sense to
me to have everything closed off, then the admin can chose what to open
on a server to the world. Go figure! <cackles> 

To quote Pogo, I have seen the enemy, and they is us!"  :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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