On Mon August 18 2008 17:26:10 Martin Tournoij wrote: > On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 04:43:23PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > Guys, > > > > Im looking at the kdmrc file but don't see anything wrong. > > Any ideas where to llook next? > > > > gary > > > > PS: what is the startup for exec'ing gnome?? > > I can't see anything wrong with your kdmrc file either ... In fact, I can't > see your kdmrc file at all ... > p0 17:59 <tao>  locate kdmrc /usr/local/share/con fig/kdm/kdmrc
which is a general collection of miscellaneous X* that have been clumped together in the /usr/local/share/con fig/kdm directory. This file is mentioned each time I try to exec kdm [as root]. This has been an ongoing discussion in recent days since the typical results state that kdm cannot create kdm.pid in /var/run. The only work-around is to logging as root from consonsole, then su kline, then type % startup. After several moments my usual KDM is all there. > You should really post more information, at the very least: > > o What exactly you are trying to accomplish. > o Your kdmrc file. Everyone who had kde3 had this file; it is very long; posting it would burn more than 20K of bandwidth per listmember. It is 0644, and text, so putting in trace is a no-go. > o What exactly isn't working. Well, according to the kdm binary, I can't create /var/run/kdm.pid. But since a zer-length file is created, I think the problem is earlier. It may be, e.g., that the binary cannot be completed. > o The error message, if any (full, copied exactly). I don't know exactly how much good that would do, assuming that I *could* do a ``# kdm >2&1>/tmp/message. > o What you have already tried to solve the problem. Massively removed every socket from ~/. and /tmp/. , plus, of course rm'ing the zer-len kdm.pid file. > o The version of software (FreeBSD, KDM, KDE, etc.). 7.0 rev 3, upgraded in March. I did a complete ports upgrade this morning; then a reboot. Nada. kdm still can write is pid into kdm.pid. -g -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"