Still, no-joy with kdm......
kline at thought.org
Tue Aug 19 02:02:20 UTC 2008
On Mon August 18 2008 17:26:10 Martin Tournoij wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 04:43:23PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Guys,
> > Im looking at the kdmrc file but don't see anything wrong.
> > Any ideas where to llook next?
> > gary
> > PS: what is the startup for exec'ing gnome??
> I can't see anything wrong with your kdmrc file either ... In fact, I can't
> see your kdmrc file at all ...
p0 17:59 <tao>  locate kdmrc
which is a general collection of miscellaneous X* that have been clumped
together in the /usr/local/share/con fig/kdm directory. This file is
mentioned each time I try to exec kdm [as root]. This has been an ongoing
discussion in recent days since the typical results state that kdm cannot
create kdm.pid in /var/run.
The only work-around is to logging as root from consonsole, then su kline,
then type % startup. After several moments my usual KDM is all there.
> You should really post more information, at the very least:
> o What exactly you are trying to accomplish.
> o Your kdmrc file.
Everyone who had kde3 had this file; it is very long; posting it would burn
more than 20K of bandwidth per listmember. It is 0644, and text, so putting
in trace is a no-go.
> o What exactly isn't working.
Well, according to the kdm binary, I can't create /var/run/kdm.pid. But since
a zer-length file is created, I think the problem is earlier. It may be,
e.g., that the binary cannot be completed.
> o The error message, if any (full, copied exactly).
I don't know exactly how much good that would do, assuming that I
*could* do a ``# kdm >2&1>/tmp/message.
> o What you have already tried to solve the problem.
Massively removed every socket from ~/. and /tmp/. , plus, of course rm'ing
the zer-len kdm.pid file.
> o The version of software (FreeBSD, KDM, KDE, etc.).
7.0 rev 3, upgraded in March. I did a complete ports upgrade this morning;
then a reboot. Nada. kdm still can write is pid into kdm.pid.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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