Error Message on Boot

Micah micahjon at
Wed Nov 23 04:55:51 GMT 2005

Gerard Seibert wrote:
> Running FreeBSD 5.4, I receive this error message while booting up:
> Updating KDM configuration
> Information: reading old kdmrc /usr/local/share/config/kdm/kdmrc (from kde
>> = 2.2.x) Information: old kdmrc is from kde >= 3.1 (config version 2.3)
> This message appears everytime I boot. I have the latest version of KDE 
> installed. Is there anything I can do to correct this?

Been having this message too, but since it's a non-critical issue I 
haven't looked at it until now.

The message comes from running "genkdmconf" to update your KDM 
configuration.  The latest KDE has installed 
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/ which runs the "real" genkdmconf in 
update mode every time you boot.  I'm not exactly sure why this is 
necessary, since the files really only need to be updated if/when you've 
changed your configuration or upgraded KDE.  If the messages bother you, 
move (or remove) from rc.d.  Personally, since I now know 
the messages' origin I'll just ignore them.


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