xorg & KDE 3.3 startup issues in 5.3 BETA3

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Mon Sep 6 18:13:49 PDT 2004

Adam Smith wrote:
> I recently installed FreeBSD 5.3 BETA2 which has since been upgraded to 5.3
> BETA3.  I also installed Xorg from /stand/sysinstall (not from the ports)
> and then KDE 3.3 from the ports.
> When I launch kdm and log in, Xorg ignores my .xsession or .xinitrc files
> (whichever I have created) and loads only an xterm window (with no window
> management around it.)  I need to type 'startkde' in this window to
> actually kick KDE off and get it initiated, and upon closing this window
> Xorg terminates itself.
> As a result now, whenever I log in I need to manually type 'startkde' and
> then keep this xterm window open on another desktop somewhere out of the
> way.  This happens both through kdm and initiating 'startx' from the
> command line.
> I have made my .xsession file mode 755 for good measure and also tried both
> just 'startkde' and '/usr/local/bin/startkde'.  No difference.
> Has anyone else experienced any problems of a similar nature?  Does anyone
> have any possible fixes?
> $ cat .xsession
> /usr/local/bin/startkde
> $ pkg_info | grep xorg
> xorg-clients-6.7.0_3 X client programs and related files from X.Org
> xorg-documents-6.7.0 Documentation of X11 protocol and libraries from X.Org
> xorg-fonts-100dpi-6.7.0 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-75dpi-6.7.0 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-encodings-6.7.0 X.Org font encoding files
> xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-6.7.0 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
> xorg-fonts-truetype-6.7.0 X.Org TrueType fonts
> xorg-libraries-6.7.0_1 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org
> xorg-manpages-6.7.0 X.Org library manual pages
> xorg-server-6.7.0_5 X.Org X server and related programs

What is in ~/.xsession-errors?


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