On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:25:42 -0700, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I haven't edited /etc/ttys yet; I may. But I think something got > broken [mis-CLEANED by fsck or otherwise damanaged during the > weekend power-out].
When I had my big problem... haha... some structures in /, some in /var and the whole /usr/X11R6 disappeared. Well, that doesn't matter to me because all this stuff can easily be reinstalled (which would be a good advice to do when you think that parts of the system may be missing, just to be sure). > It may be easier to completely remove v3 and re-install kde4. Yes, this should leave the system in a default state where KDE4 should run fine without complaining about stuff from version 3. > I'm pretty sure I was in ./root or slash when I logged in. Display managers (xdm, gdm, kdm, wdm), when run manually, have to be run as user root: Login: root # xdm # exit X sessions started via the xinitrc command and a proper ~/.xinitrc file should not be run as root, but from a regular user account: Login: bob % startx To run a display manager automatically, /etc/ttys needs to contain the correct line: # name getty type status comments ttyv8 "/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure For gdm, kdm and wdm, use /usr/local/bin/[gkw]dm respectively. Finally, there's an easy way to automatically login a user (ATTENTION, SECURITY RISK!) and start an X session for him. Therefore, /etc/gettytab needs a little modification: default:\ ... autologin:\ :al=<username>:tc=Pc: a|std.110|110-baud:\ ... As well, the user's ~/.login file needs to start X; last line: [ -f /tmp/.X0-lock ] && startx For this solution, xdm may not be loaded via /etc/ttys - only one instance of X will run (except you put some extra stuff there). But please, keep in mind that this procedure enables anyone with physical access to the machine can click around stupidly and mess up things. -- 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]"