On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:41:42 -0700, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 02:02 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > 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... :-(
> > 
>       
> i know the feeling.  

It's not that I want to complain, I'll stay with FreeBSD,
I'm just a little upset. Things behave much slower, allthough
the system boots faster. X and the applications seem to eat up
every bit of performance boost the new OS gave them.

In the "good old times", you could update your applications
and they ran faster on the same hardware. That's what I've loved
FreeBSD for. Today, the applications run slower after every
update, so I have to update my hardware in order to just keep
the speed?

(Off topic, sorry.)



> xdm works very well, but only tried logging in as root.
> missing .xsession and .ctwmrc that i used more many, Many years.
> 
> i'll tell you, after using FBSD since 2.0.5, i'm ready to give omething
> prepackaged a try.

The only things I do compile is wirld, kernel, and mplayer.
For everything else, pkg_add -r is very welcome.

By the way, compiling lasts much longer in FreeBSD 7. I think
this is due to more optimization, but from 1 to 9 hours...
what's wrong here?!

Of course, xdm won't give you the functionality that kdm
offers. A nice replacement for xdm, by the way, is wdm,
which you can use together with Windowmaker, but without it,
too. Especially if you want to use different window managers,
wdm allows a simple means to switch them at login time.



> To the LIST:  I found my missing .xinitrc.  but now my .xsession file is
> gone.

This is my ~/.xsession: It allows sourcing of the settings
from ~/.cshrc (because the C shell is my usual dialog shell)
and then executes ~/.xinitrc:

        #!/bin/csh
        source ~/.cshrc
        exec ~/.xinitrc

So you can keep all your settings in ~/.xinitrc, for example:

        #!/bin/sh
        xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc
        xsetroot -solid rgb:3b/4c/7a
        xset b 100 1000 15 &
        xset r rate 250 30 &
        xset s off &
        xset -dpms &
        exec wmaker

Both files are +x attributes.



> going to reboot after rm'ing kdm.pid.

You should be able to restart kdm from the console, but I think
your setting includes automatic kdm start after system startup,
controlled by /etc/ttys.


-- 
Polytropon
>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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