kline at thought.org
Mon Aug 18 00:42:03 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 02:02 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:30:07 -0700, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:14:26AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > > Maybe removing this PID file and retrying to start kdm
> > > should solve the problem? It is possible that kdm refuses
> > > to start while this file is present (and kdm is guessing
> > > that another kdm instance is running already).
> > danke, uber nien.
> >  how fractured is that!?
> I thinks it's "danke, aber nein".
> > if you see my reply to Mike Power, that's a no-go.
> The PID file should not be empty, it should contain the PID of
> kdm as text.
> Another problem seems to be that the kdm from KDE 4 does need
> a different configuration file than KDE 3... maybe you can
> remove / rename version 3 of the file and see if there are
> any defaults for version 4, eventually generated automatically?
> > I tried to get KDE up hours ago, but after failing, thought I'd
> > try building kde4, ja? nope.
> Eventually testing xdm instead of kdm - just to see if this one
> is working - would be a first step.
> I'm no KDE user, so I'm sorry I can't help any more.
> > that bombed somewhere while I was
> > getting stuff done on my ubuntu desktop.
> If you use precompiled packages, there should not be a problem.
> If you're interested in a preconfigured and working KDE and you
> don't mind that it's KDE 3 on a FreeBSD 6 system, why not try
> PC-BSD or DesktopBSD?
> > ever have the urge to put your fist thru the CRT? (*********)
> Yes, since I need to use FreeBSD 7 after an accident destroying all
> my data where fsck cannot help anymore, and FreeBSD 7 and it's
> software does not behave the way I think it should... :-(
i know the feeling.
xdm works very well, but only tried logging in as root.
missing .xsession and .ctwmrc that i used more many, Many years.
i'll tell you, after using FBSD since 2.0.5, i'm ready to give omething
prepackaged a try.
To the LIST: I found my missing .xinitrc. but now my .xsession file is
going to reboot after rm'ing kdm.pid.
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