DBUS + kvm breaks X server (was: X server and xinit works excellent....almost.)

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Nov 9 19:31:06 UTC 2011

	Since this has been mentioned, I though I'd take the
opportunity ...

Polytropon writes:

>  You have X without HAL and DBUS? Use xorg.conf because this
>  has worked for many years to centralize X configuration.
>  You have X with HAL and DBUS, but don't want to use it? Reflect
>  this choice in xorg.conf and continue with previous settings.
>  You have X with HAL and DBUS, but some things aren't detected
>  properly? Dive into the fun of XML and enter your settings in
>  the appropriate files, whichever they currently may be. :-)

	I have two systems - one Windows, one FreeBSD - that share
monitor, keyboard, and mouse via a kvm.  FreeBSD had both HAL and
DBUS installed and activated in rc.conf.
	Scenario: I'm working on the FreeBSD system, and switch to the
WIndows system (push the button on the kvm) everything's fine.
	But when I switch back, I an now sitting at the Xdm prompt; I'm
guessing this means X has crashed.
	I experimented a little and discovered if I disable DBUS after
initial boot, this no longer happens.  (It makes some other things
unhappy, but I can live with that.)
	Anyone have anyideas what might be happening and how to unbreak

				Robert Huff

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