crash on login with mounted home drive

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Sun Mar 15 15:48:41 UTC 2020

On 3/15/20 5:41 AM, ltcddata wrote:
> Been using freebsd since 7.1, and by 7.2 added in a drive for /home/user
> which has been fine. However I had to stop for around a year around
> 10.2, but when I came back on 11.2 suddenly logging in with KDE/Gnome
> XFCE would grind the computer to a halt and crash either during login or
> within 30 seconds. This does not happen if I boot up using only the root
> drive, and use the standard /home/user. Currently Mate is the only
> desktop I have which works with a mounted /home/user drive, but does
> anyone know what is causing this?

No idea, but I run a similar setup.
   /home is a symlink to /usr/home
I had to manually change /usr/home to be a symlink to /mnt/home or
equivalent where the disk is mounted.

As polytropon has suggested in another thread, you might want to add
in rc.conf


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