can not load KDE in FreeBSD 6.2

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Oct 11 05:26:55 PDT 2007

On 10/11/07, williamkow <williamkow at> wrote:
> After configuring to run, and I manage to have KDE by running
> command "kdm".
> Then I do some changes related to display, example :
> a)  1024x768 to 800x600
> b)  fonts size for menu, wallpaper ...etc
> but then after the computer have shutdown and restart and when I run the
> "kdm" command, and I unable to load KDE screen anymore, and it show the
> below error message, please advise what should I do to enabling the KDE.
> # kdm
> Updating KDM configuration
> Information: reading current kdmrc /usr/local/share/config/kdm/kdmrc
> (from kde >= 2.2.x)
> Information: current kdmrc is from kde >=3.1 (config version 2.3)
> # Oct 11 20:15:37 kdm-bin:  :[692]:  IO Error in XOpenDisplay
> Oct 11 20:15:37  kdm-bin[689]: Display  :0 cannot be openned
> Oct 11 20:15:37  kdm-bin[689]: Unable to fire up local display :0;
> disabling.

You have to run it from .xinitrc or use a login manager.

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