How to start KDM since recent xorg Updates?
rabe at uugrn.org
Sun Feb 1 06:24:56 PST 2009
I've started kdm via /etc/ttys since years:
#ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
#ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm-bin -nodaemon" xterm on secure
Since the recent xorg-updates I had to rebuild my xorg.conf and
removed any keyboard and mouse since it is auto-detected by xorg.
Starting X by "startx" works, keyboard and mouse will be auto-detected.
KDM started by init comes up without any mouse and keyboard attached.
Interestingly the Hotkeys like "Ctrl+F1" still work but the X11
emergency brake Ctrl+Alt+Backspace doesn't. Hitting Num-Lock toggles the
LED. Mouse doesn't move.
I disabled moused as mouse will be detected by hald. hald is running.
The emergency exit to the console works by hitting Ctrl+F1. Logging in
as root and kill kdm-bin results in a restart of kdm-bin and X11 by
init, as expected. After this kdm has mouse and keyboard support and I
can log in. This works every time (when started via /etc/ttys).
So I guess, kdm+x11 has to be started AFTER hald is running and after a
console is logged in.
I tried https://www.bsdwiki.de/KDM#Startskript_.28Mit_rc.conf.29 without
success (added hald in the REQUIRE-Line) to get it up after hald. This
messes everything up (no escape to console, no getty running etc), I
have to recover via ssh.
WHAT is the problem here and HOW do YOU startup kdm? Is this a general
problem or just a problem with my setup?
Raphael Becker <rabe at uugrn.org> http://rabe.uugrn.org/
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