DBUS + kvm breaks X server (was: X server and xinit works
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Nov 9 19:56:56 UTC 2011
On Wed, 9 Nov 2011, Robert Huff wrote:
> 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
Are the keyboard and mouse USB devices? A KVM should not disconnect
them on switching, but maybe it does.
Try it without HAL by adding
Option "AutoAddDevices" "Off"
to ServerLayout in xorg.conf.
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