xdm freezes - 7.2-RELEASE installed

Andrew Gould andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Tue May 5 20:15:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Daniel Underwood <djuatdelta at gmail.com>wrote:

> Just installed 7.2-RELEASE.  After changing my /etc/ttys to default to
> xdm and rebooting, my machine opens xdm, but I cannot type or press
> enter.  My keyboard isn't totally unresponsive, however, because I can
> Ctrl+Alt+F# to another virtual terminal.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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Could you use your mouse in xdm?

I don't know if this is related; but I couldn't get my mouse to work in KDE
or XFCE4 until I turned on hal.  I added the following to /etc/rc.conf and


Best of luck,


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