slim(Simple LogIn Manager) problem
Kevin at RawFedDogs.net
Wed Dec 10 06:57:37 PST 2008
After a recent install I'm having trouble with slim. The last time I
installed FreeBSD on my home desktop box slim worked well.
I'm running RELENG_7 with xorg, slim, etc., installed from an up-to-date
ports tree. I created my xorg.conf file via xorgconfig, and also tried
Xorg -config to see if it made any difference. Does any of the following
symptoms sound familiar to anyone?
If I start slim via /etc/ttys using:
ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/slim" xterm on secure
I can sign on to slim but can't do anything after that. I use dwm as my
window manager and when it first starts I normally have just a blank black
screen, so I'm not sure if dwm is actually starting or not. pgrep says
it's running. My .xinitrc has:
xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr
xsetroot -solid black
It's clearing slim's background image, so I know it's at least getting to
xsetroot -solid black. I tried setting DISPLAY and starting a urxvt
terminal session from a virtual console. pgrep said urxvt was running but
it didn't appear in my X session.
If I disable slim in /etc/ttys and start it via /usr/local/etc/rc.d/slim I
can sign on and everything works except the mouse, and in terminal
sessions I start my path is wrong. I failed to make a note of the exact
path I'm getting, and I'm working remotely right now, but I think it
:path=/sbin /bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /usr/games /usr/local/sbin /usr/local/bin ~/bin:\
as the default path. One of the the missing paths is ~/bin, and ./
shouldn't be in the path, but is.
To make things more interesting, if I stop slim, sign on to a virtual
console, and use startx to, well, start X everything works. My mouse
works, my path is correct, etc. Has anyone seen a similar slim problem?
The path problem is easy enough to work around via an entry in my
~/.zshenv file. With dwm I can do almost everything via the keyboard, but
a functional mouse does come in handy occasionally. :-)
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.
Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla!!!
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