I am working on using FreeBSD while I rebuild my system after recently buying an amd64 CPU. I hope that I can eventually swap out my (i386) Debian installation with FreeBSD.
My /home is mounted from a Debian NFS server. (This is the network at home so security is not paramount). User and Group IDs are managed with libpam_ldap and libnss_ldap by an LDAP server (incidentally the same Debian machine). This is all fine and dandy (except that /bin/bash didn't exist but a symlink sorted that out) until I start X. As root, it is fine. startx runs and gives me an (arguably beautiful) twm desktop. However running it as a user is not so much fun. Only the first line is printed and then the entire /home filesystem hangs. I don't remember now precisely what the message is but I believe it comes before the X binary is called. It is not an error message. Until this is resolved I am stuck in my old Debian desktop but I could reboot and find out easily enough what the line is. I don't believe the kernel says anything relevant. I am running 6.1-RELEASE with few extra packages installed (mainly like bash, nfs, X). Matthew  Out of curiosity, my existing Debian machines have a getent utility to examine the various databases controlled by nsswitch.conf. (Where) Is there an equivalent in FreeBSD? -- I must take issue with the term "a mere child," for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. -- Fran Lebowitz _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"