On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:30:07 -0700, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:14:26AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: > > Maybe removing this PID file and retrying to start kdm > > should solve the problem? It is possible that kdm refuses > > to start while this file is present (and kdm is guessing > > that another kdm instance is running already). > > > danke, uber nien. >  how fractured is that!?
I thinks it's "danke, aber nein". > if you see my reply to Mike Power, that's a no-go. The PID file should not be empty, it should contain the PID of kdm as text. Another problem seems to be that the kdm from KDE 4 does need a different configuration file than KDE 3... maybe you can remove / rename version 3 of the file and see if there are any defaults for version 4, eventually generated automatically? > I tried to get KDE up hours ago, but after failing, thought I'd > try building kde4, ja? nope. Eventually testing xdm instead of kdm - just to see if this one is working - would be a first step. I'm no KDE user, so I'm sorry I can't help any more. > that bombed somewhere while I was > getting stuff done on my ubuntu desktop. If you use precompiled packages, there should not be a problem. If you're interested in a preconfigured and working KDE and you don't mind that it's KDE 3 on a FreeBSD 6 system, why not try PC-BSD or DesktopBSD? > ever have the urge to put your fist thru the CRT? (*********) Yes, since I need to use FreeBSD 7 after an accident destroying all my data where fsck cannot help anymore, and FreeBSD 7 and it's software does not behave the way I think it should... :-( -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"