Error Message on Boot

Gerard gerard at
Wed Nov 23 10:41:20 GMT 2005

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 20:55:46 -0800, Micah <micahjon at>
Subject:  Re: Error Message on Boot
Wrote these words of wisdom:

> 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.
> Later,
> Micah

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On 11/23/2005 5:37:51 AM Gerard Replied:

Thanks. I had already figured out what was causing it, and have
subsequently disabled the file from running.

I have no idea why it is being run on every boot either. It does seem
like over kill.

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