I run FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE. About a week ago, I made the egregious mistake of deleting the '/var/db/pkg' directory, so I had no choice but to portmanager everything back (I build from ports). This wasn't actually so bad since I didn't have CXXFLAGS configured the first time, so at least now I would get optimized binaries (as an aside, are '-O9 -march=athlon-xp -mfpmath=sse' the best options for a Duron(TM) ~1000MHz?).
But now, I am having major problems starting KDE (3.5.3): 1) When I run 'startx' from the shell, the screen "clicks" into video mode, I see the X black-and-white wallpaper for an instant, then it turns black with the 'X'-mouse (it's responsive), and stays that way forever, until I kill X. I captured the tty output: ====================================================================== xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.7480 /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "Compy:0" in "list" command /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name "Compy:0" in "add" command X Window System Version 6.9.0 Release Date: 21 December 2005 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9 Build Operating System: FreeBSD 6.1 i386 [ELF] Current Operating System: FreeBSD Compy 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #1: Tue Jul 4 20:39:59 PDT 2006 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/MYKERNEL i386 Build Date: 14 July 2006 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org to make sure that you have the latest version. Module Loader present Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Jul 17 19:20:23 2006 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" Warning: kbuildsycoca is unable to register with DCOP. kbuildsycoca running... # N.B. this is where the screen switches. The following lines come # only after killing X. kdeinit: Shutting down running client. FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing. /usr/X11R6/bin/xinit: connection to X server lost. Hangup GOT SIGHUP /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "Compy:0" in "remove" command xset: unable to open display ":0" startkde: Starting up... kdeinit: Shutting down running client. ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = 7531, errno = 22 Terminated startkde: Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation. Terminated startkde: Shutting down... Terminated unix_connect: can't connect to server (unix:/tmp/ksocket-root/Compy-114e5-44b7aac1) startkde: Running shutdown scripts... startkde: Done. ====================================================================== 2) I can start X with 'xinit', and this is fine. I can then issue 'kdeinit', which gives a ton of "kbuildsycoca: WARNING: foo specifies undefined mimetype/servicetype bar" lines. Then I can do 'kwrapper ksmserver&', and that'll give me the familiar window frames, but not any aspect of the desktop. Does anyone have any advice? __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"