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Date:      Thu, 05 Oct 2006 14:36:03 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Strange X problem
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I just got done setting up 6.1 RELEASE on my laptop.  Cvsup'd all the=20
ports, updated xorg, etc. and installed kde.  For some odd reason, I can't=20
get X to start up from boot.

On my workstation, I have this in /etc/ttys:
ttyv8   "/usr/local/bin/kdm -nodaemon"  xterm   on secure

When I installed kde on the laptop, it edited /etc/ttys and added the=20
*exact* same information.  Yet, X will not start unless I login as root and =

type kdm at the commandline.

What did I miss?

Paul Schmehl (
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas


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