FreeBSD 7.0 not reading rc.conf at startup

Mel fbsd.questions at
Sat Apr 19 09:24:38 UTC 2008

On Saturday 19 April 2008 02:07:09 Marco Beishuizen wrote:
> Hi,
> Since I upgraded to 7.0, it seams that my /etc/rc.conf isn't read
> anymore at startup. At least partly. Things that do not start anymore
> are:
> - oss
> - dbus
> - hald
> - avahi
> They are all gnome related. I have in my rc.conf: oss_enable="YES",
> hald_enable="YES", avahi_daemon_enable="YES and dbus_enable="YES". The
> gnome FAQ mentiones to put gnome_enable="YES" in the rc.conf but that
> doesn't work at all.
> Does anyone know how to make FreeBSD start these things automatically?

Anything useful come up when you put rc_debug="YES" in there?
Gutshot guess, the polkitd_enable is missing.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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