Still, no-joy with kdm......
kline at thought.org
Tue Aug 19 18:25:48 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:41:08AM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Monday, August 18, 2008 16:43:23 -0700 Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> > Guys,
> > Im looking at the kdmrc file but don't see anything wrong.
> > Any ideas where to llook next?
> I use kde every day, and I don't have a kdmrc file.
If you installed KDE, you have it. In kde3 it's at
> You can start kde several ways. One way is to login as root and type "kdm"
> at the prompt. Another is to edit /etc/ttys the way the Handbook
> describes. (You can read that yourself.) Another way is to use an xinitrc
> file. (That's in the Handbook as well.)
I haven't edited /etc/ttys yet; I may. But I think something got
broken [mis-CLEANED by fsck or otherwise damanaged during the
It may be easier to completely remove v3 and re-install kde4.
> The reason kdm can't create its pid file is most likely because you're
> trying to start it under your account instead of root.
I'm pretty sure I was in ./root or slash when I logged in.
I'm using KDE now, sort-of, by virture of startx. Still, lots of
misc things were not initialized.
> > gary
> > PS: what is the startup for exec'ing gnome??
> echo 'gnome_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
> That's in the Handbook as well.
> Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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