trouble getting x11 xdm to work

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Tue Nov 11 03:48:21 PST 2008

Mel wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 November 2008 12:09:01 Fbsd1 wrote:
>> Mel wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 11 November 2008 11:35:41 Fbsd1 wrote:
>>>>>> Still getting error msg
>>>>>> init: getty repeating too quickly on port /dev/ttyv8, sleeping 30
>>>>>> second
>>> You first need to get rid of that. xdm can't open /dev/ttyv8 while getty
>>> is hammering at it.
>> I turned that off all ready before running xdm from root command line.
> What does xdm -debug 1 turn up? You said nothing related to xdm 
> in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, but it would still be helpful to see the last lines 
> of the file, so we know why X quit. And since Xorg.0.log isn't timestamped, 
> check if the last modification time of the file corresponds with the last 
> time you ran the command. This will determine if xdm actually gets to the 
> stage of starting the X server or gives up sooner.
> You may also want to set the -error option (see man xdm) and check if anything 
> useful is written there.
> With current information, the possible causes range from errors in a 
> configuration file xdm reads on start up to X display problems.

Startx works ok so not xorg problem. Next question is are the xdm 
configuration files suppose to work as delivered by the port install AS IS?
As a default config demo?

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