Bug #2537

Possible kdm & xdm running simulataneously

Added by BlueSeahorse over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:FeedbackStart date:04/03/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:3.8.0


I thought I would take Dragon Fly BSD for a drive on my AMD FX8120, ASUS M5A97 EVO, Radeon 7950, 16GB unbuffered ECC. I tried to run live from the CD but 'startx' would not launch xorg. So I installed anyway after seeing the graphical installer. After installation it appears xdm is installed but startx will not start xorg. "Xoeg -configure" then "Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro" produces a beautiful crosshatch and moving mouse. So I installed kde-desktop-4.8.4 after I placed "RCD_SCRIPTS_DIR=?/etc/rc.d" and "PKG_RCD_SCRIPTS=YES" in the top endif in /usr/pkg/etc/mk.conf I have added "kdm4_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf I have written "echo "exec startkde" ~/.initrc" Then I have correct ttyv8 to "/usr/pkg/bin/kdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure"

Usually my message from my machine is cannot start xorg or /usr/etc/X Then I got a message that kdm will not start because another instance of xdm is running.

I was of course following the recipe in your online handbook. Just thought you might want to know.


#1 Updated by tuxillo over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Other
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to 3.8.0


We're now using dports for packages. Would it be possible that you tested this again with the new stuff?

Antonio Huete

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