On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 11:48:56 +0800 Stephen Liu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Mike Jeays wrote: > > >>Version 5.2 > >>new installation > >> > >>- snip - > >> > >> > > > >Create a file .xinitrc in the home directory, containing the single > >line 'startkde &' (without the quotes). Then try startx again. > > > Hi Mike, > > Tks for your advice. > > Sorry I forgot to mention in my previous posting; > > 1) > KDE could not start if editing /etc/ttys as; > ..... > ttyv8 "user/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure > ..... > ... > > # startkde (on INIT 3/text mode) > ... > Kpersonalizer: cannot connect to X server. > (continue to run on screen) > > I suspect whether it was caused by failure on login. Because after > booting, the 'Welcom to the XFree86 Project Inc' GUI login popup. I can > keyin either as 'root' or as 'username' but can't keyin password. I > just typed in password and hit <Enter> the GUI login screen popup again > without mentioning anything. The X window started with a small Xterm > window appearing on the screen, mouse working but I could not type on > it. I tried many times without a solution. If changing 'xdm' to 'kdm' > on the abovementioned line 'ttyv8.....', GUI login failed to start. > > # startx (on INIT 3) > > started 3 'Xterm windows' > > > 2) > After starting 3 'Xterm windows' I can start KDE 3.1 from any one of the > 'Xterm window' with; > > # startkde > > It worked with KDE started. > > > 3) On INIT 3/text mode I can login either as 'root' or as 'user' with > correct password without problem > > Kindly advise how to fix the problem. TIA > > B.R. > Stephen > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" I haven't used xdm in ttys for a long time, and suspect this is an obsolete method. If you enter "kdm &" at a root prompt, kdm should start. I don't see why you shouldn't put it into /usr/local/etc/rc.d to make it work on startup, and I am pretty sure I used to run it that way. -- Personal : Mike.Jeays -at- rogers.com Phone : 613-724-4510 Work : Mike.Jeays -at- statcan.ca Phone : 613-951-9929 FAX 613-951-0395 Web page : http://members.rogers.com/mike.jeays _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"