misc/129190: KDE4 kdm doesn't launch

T.J. Crow at stormwolftech.kicks-ass.net
Tue Nov 25 11:50:02 PST 2008

>Number:         129190
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       KDE4 kdm doesn't launch
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 25 19:50:01 UTC 2008
>Originator:     T.J.
>Release:        FreeBSD 7.0 Release
FreeBSD stormwolftech.fearthisnet 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun 
Feb 24 19:59:52 UTC 2008     
root at logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

After installing kde4 (having had to pkg_add -r a few dependencies such as 
kdebase4-runtime because I kept getting a compiler segmentation fault when 
attempting to build it), when attempting to use the kde4 kdm, I get an 
error that states "[kdm-bin] Cannot create lock/pid file 
/var/run/kdm.pid".  kdm never launches.  When I use xinit after logging 
into my box, kde4 launches, and I have to admit it's very pretty :)  I'm 
pretty new to FreeBSD, I've looked around to see if anyone else has 
experienced/found a fix for this problem and have seen this problem has 
also appeared somewhere in Russia on 7.0. Release, but the fix hasn't been 
found.  Just wondering if there's some BSD guru out there who can help me 
get kdm to launch.

login as root
cd /usr/ports/x11/kde4
if not already root user, su to root or sudo
make install clean
[if necessary pkg_add -r 
and after that make install clean]
after installcompletes, edit /etc/ttys to include
ttyv8   "/usr/local/kde4/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
save your changes on /etc/ttys
and when the system comes back up, this is where I get the error.....



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