trouble getting x11 xdm to work

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Nov 10 06:37:26 PST 2008

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 22:21:38 +0800, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at> wrote:
> Also created the .xsessions file in the users home directory.

The file is ~/.xsession, without an s at the end. I assume
that csh is your login shell. Put these in your ~/.xsession:

	source ~/.cshrc
	exec ~/.xinitrc

This sources your individual user setting from .cshrc and the
executes .xinitrc (trivial, isn't it?) to control how the startuo
of your xsession will go.

Make sure both files (.xinitrc and .xsession) are +x attribute.

> Keep getting this console error message hundreds of times
> init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/ttyv8, sleeping 30 second

Hey, I saw this one... but I'm not sure how I solved it. Is your
/etc/hosts and hostname set correctly? I think it was something
like this, something I would never had put in any combination
with X...

By the way, in order to try if xdm is working correctly it can be
started directly by the command "xdm" anytime.

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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