Unable to login using KDE

Ivan Carey ivan at careytech.com.au
Sat Apr 28 10:43:53 UTC 2007

Andriy Babiy wrote:
>>> I am debugging a (seemingly) KDE-related problem on a FreeBSD laptop.
>>> The version of FreeBSD is 6.1-RELEASE-p10 #0. I am starting in in
>>> debug mode. It is using kdm as a login screen. The corresponding line
>>> in /etc/ttys is
>>> ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure
>>> The problem is: when I type the username and password and try to login
>>> it returns me to the login screen again.
>> What are the contents of your ~/.xsession? Check ~/.xsession-errors as
>> well.
> Do you use alpha-numeric symbols only in your password? The keyboard layout 
> in kde might be different, so the same keys can generate different input. 
> Try something simple and see if it works.
> Andriy
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I'm using kdm ok with the line in /etc/ttys
ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/kdm"   xterm   on   secure


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