XDM login freezes on boot

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Feb 11 06:43:38 PST 2009

On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Da Rock wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 20:32 +1000, Warren Liddell wrote:
>> AMD64 4gig RAM FreeBSD 7.1 KDE 4.2
>> I've noticed of late when i have had the misfortune of rebooting this
>> machine due to severre storms and blackouts, when it boots everything
>> loads fine, xdm initates an i get the standard logon screen, however,
>> you cant do anything an the mouse dosent work.  To solve this issue i go
>> to console via CTRL + ALT + F1 kill tthe XDM pid an once it comes back
>> up, everything is perfectly fine.
>> Anyone else had this odd occurance ?
> Sounds like hald is starting after ttys is initiated. There's another
> thread here mentioning that- never read the answer though. Maybe start
> hald at the beginning of your rc.conf? Or set a sleep on your tty entry
> for x?

rc.conf just sets variables; it's not order-sensitive.

If xorg-server-1.5.3_5,1 along with all the previous patches doesn't fix 
the problem, then delaying xdm startup might be the way to go.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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